Monthly Archives: May 2013

Interview with Mindy Raf: “Of course I’m a feminist. Isn’t everyone?”

On Monday, we reviewed Mindy Raf’s terrific first novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity. It’s great – if you haven’t read it yet, you should. But better yet, we learned that Mindy is actually friends with one of our colleagues, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf. Dial Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a perfectly solid cover. While it doesn’t blow me away, I always think that a text-based cover design is … Continue reading

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Review: The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson

The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson. HarperTrophy, 1992. Currently available. Genre: Fiction/fairy tale easy reader. Face Value: This book cover is designed to look like a traditional fairy tale, and it’s an accurate reflection of the story. I had to … Continue reading

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Review: Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. Katherine Tegen Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: I like this cover, and it fits the book. It looks young, but I think that this book plays best on the … Continue reading

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Review: Fat Angie by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo

Fat Angie by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo. Candlewick, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I appreciate that the girl’s body on this cover is true to the character. Although it would be even nicer to see a real … Continue reading

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Review: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: I’m mixed on this cover. On the one hand, I find it a little twee, with the girl and the umbrella and the wisps … Continue reading

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Review: Devilish by Maureen Johnson

Devilish by Maureen Johnson. Razorbill, 2007. Currently available. Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction Face Value: Well, it sure is creepy! Those demon eyes are disturbing. The girl on this cover doesn’t look anything like how I picture Jane, Allison, or Lanalee, … Continue reading

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