Tag Archives: Body Image

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: Huge by Sasha Paley

Huge by Sasha Paley. Simon & Schuster, 2007. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I like the bold statement of the blocked out s’more on the cover. The cover image has a bit of sarcasm, which forecasts the biting … Continue reading

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Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian

The List by Siobhan Vivian. Scholastic, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: We’ve got a headless body count of three here, which is not ideal. However, the girl at the center of the image has all … Continue reading

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Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. First Second Books, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Let me tell you a little story about when I first met this book. I was moseying through an enchanting little bookstore in Spring … Continue reading

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Review: Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Bunheads, by Sophie Flack Little, Brown and Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I am so into this cover. It’s fantastic, the way it shows just the right mix of actual representation and wry commentary. I … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Covering Cover Art

This is a topic that has certainly been, ahem, covered, in a lot of places already. But since we’ve been referencing our feelings about book covers, at least briefly in all of our reviews, I wanted to start the conversation … Continue reading

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