Here are some of the book covers I like and why:

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler: I love how simple yet dramatic this cover is. The red background is bold and attention grabbing (but not over powering) and I like how the font looks hand written. My favorite aspect of the cover is the action of the tea cup falling. The tea cup falling is attention grabbing because the cup is in motion. The last thing that I enjoy about this book cover is that the words that make up the title look like they are falling with the tea cup.

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli: I love the simplicity of this book cover. There is a cute and basic drawing of a star above a drawing of a stick figure girl. When I “read” the pictures on the cover, it literally says: Star and girl. I like how there are no words on the cover besides the author’s name. The cover of Stargirl is playful, simple, and sophisticated at the same time.

The Boyfriend List (15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart: The cover of this novel–the one with the frog on it– is fabulous. Again, the cover is simple. There isn’t a lot going on, yet the cover is attention grabbing. I like the sassy look on the frog’s face because it is humorous and relates to the title. Because the background of this book cover is white, I enjoy the bold green and pink on the front–it makes the cover pop.

What I don’t like about book covers: I don’t enjoy book covers with cheesy animations/cartoons on the front. I also don’t enjoy book covers which only contain a person’s face and nothing else. The face-only covers look a little too dramatic and a tad sappy.

— Erin