Monday, April 9, 2012

Dueling Covers

I never do these types of posts--I usually leave them to April Henry, as she's really great about finding them, and I'm borrowing her blog title because I can't think of a better one--but I was catching up on my Google Reader today and came across this image:

These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen, Washington Square Press, April 10, 2012

That image immediately reminded me of another, and lo and behold, it's the same freaking image!

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, September 13, 2011

How do the publishers justify using the same image--and not even altering it in the slightest? Granted, These Girls is being touted as adult fiction, not YA, but seriously.

Enjoy your reading!


  1. I bet everyone is wincing. That is a big ouch. I even have Seven Messages.

  2. :) I have Seven Messages, too. Met Stewart Lewis just last week.

  3. Funny that you mention this--I read "These Girls" as an ARC (which was great, by the way!) and so was familiar with the cover. I saw "You Have Seven Messages" sitting on a "new for teens" table at my bookstore the next month and stopped short. I get that a lot of book covers are made from stock images, but eek.

  4. I am so happy I found this post because I KNEW I had seen that cover before and it was bugging heck out of me because I could not think of the name of the book. I dont think they should use the same covers like that.


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