Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Vote for Best Cover of 2009
Amazon is holding a Best Cover of the Year Competition. You can vote here .
I was surprised at how many of the finalists were actually bad covers. In fact some of them were hideous. Is this all they could come up with? I finally voted for the above, Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. I thought this cover was the best of the bunch. It also sounds like a good read. From Amazon:
"Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear--part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify--and he's always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm's mailroom in order to experience "the real world." There Marcelo meets Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm. He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file--a picture of a girl with half a face..."
Doesn't that sound interesting? I'm surprised I've never heard of this book.
Which book cover are you voting for? Are there any other covers that caught your eye this year that are not included in the competition?