Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hardcover vs Paperback 134

A new life is just a phone call away!

Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.

Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago!

Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko—she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self?

You know when you just get that urge to run to a bookstore (RIP Borders-can't really do that so easily anymore!) and buy a book because it has this great cover, you might already have the book with a different cover but...everything comes together in this new cover. The picture, the pose, the clothing, the color, the layout, a quote saying an author loved the book like crazy! Basically you NEED IT. I think I want to be the girl in the picture on the paperback and have that phone (doesn't it look more magical than an iphone?) Paperback wins! If I have to nitpick (and I'm nothing if not a nitpicker) I'd say I might have picked a different font for the title but something very similar.

Thanks to Gabrielle who suggested this H vs P!

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  1. I love the paperback too!

  2. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Paperback HANDS DOWN! The hardcover is just too plain. And don't get me wrong, minimialistic art is nice with a white backdrop, but for me this never ever works for books. Why? Because usually the book is dirty even as a new copy, and unless it's pristine, it just doesn't have the same effect. I have seen the hardcover of this book almost everywhere but always looked over it (yes, I know, I shouldn't judge a book by its cover -- but I totally do) and now I might actually buy it in the paperback edition.

  3. I prefer the paperback. The hardcover I probably wouldn't look twice at.

  4. I agree 100% Alea, the hardcover can't even compare to the paperback.

  5. I definitely think both of the covers have their own merits, but the paperback's phone has more of a timelessness to it. Any artwork with discernable branding just date-kills it.

  6. Paperback by a landslide. I enjoy simple covers, but the hardcover has way too much white space.

    (RIP Borders indeed.)

  7. I definitely prefer the paperback. I love all the angles in that shot - the seat, the phone, her legs. Much more fun than the hardcover.

  8. Definitely the paperback! The hardcover is pretty, but the paperback stands out more, which is why I like it better.


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