Friday, January 27, 2012

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Cracked

The cover I'm judging this week is...

I have to say that this cover is just...not for me. In my opinion, the black border just kind of ruined it. The cover would be so much more striking if it just weren't there. Also, what's with the backwards E? This is not Toys R Us, people. I actually like the blue and white combo and the cup, but THAT BORDER...sorry, just no.

Now that we've judged the cover, let's see what the book's about.
Sometimes there's no easy way out.  
Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills—only to wake up in the hospital.  
Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn't stop Bull's grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.  
When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there's no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better….


  1. This cover isn't for me either. It looks a bit 'cheap,' like a high school kid who knows how to use photoshop did it.

  2. I like the pills but the frame is all kinds of wrong.

  3. Oh, thank you. I thought I was the only one.

    I HATE this cover :/ It looks like someone photoshopped some pills into a program and put a thick black border around to jazz it up or something. I'm kind of surprised since its from S&S and I usually really like their covers. Oh well. Maybe it looks better IRL :)


  4. The description of the book is quite interesting. And it's a shame that the cover it's so.. not interesting (more than this, I don't like it - in a bookstore I wouldn't give it a second look, maybe not even a first look).
    This happens to a lot of books, but it goes the other way around too - sometimes the cover is gorgeous and the story.. not so much :|


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