The cover we're judging today...
At first--because I'm an idiot--I didn't know what the image was. When I finally realized what it was, I fell in love with the cover. It screams, EXCITING and DIFFERENT and FIRE. Sure, the font for Brezenoff's name is kind of weird and hard to read, but overall I think this is a cover that really stands out in the best possible way.
Now that we've judged the cover, let's see what the book's about:
When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really lucky, that place has a drum set, a place to practice, and a place to sleep. For Kid, the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, are that place. Over the course of two scorching summers, Kid falls hopelessly in love and then loses nearly everything and everyone worth caring about. But as summer draws to a close, Kid finally finds someone who can last beyond the sunset.
Brooklyn, Burning is the story of two summers in Brooklyn, two summers of fires, music, loss, and ultimately, love.(I want it, guys. I want it reeeeal bad.)