Tag Archives: Realism

Review: After Iris by Natasha Farrant

After Iris by Natasha Farrant. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Designers take notes. This is what a middle grade cover should look like. It’s age appropriate, but it’s also cool and … Continue reading

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Review: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. Candlewick, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: The title is the centerpiece of this cover, as it should be. It grabs attention, reflects the story, and doesn’t … 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: 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma. Dutton Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction / Mystery Face Value: Honestly, it looks like an instagram picture. It doesn’t make me not want to read the book, but nothing about … Continue reading

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Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. Little, Brown and Company, 2012. Available October 23, 2012. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: When this cover was first released I didn’t really care for it. The photographic image seemed distinctly less powerful … Continue reading

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Review: The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George. Viking, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction. Face Value: There are two covers for this book, and the one I picked up from my library (left) is great. Bright colors … Continue reading

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Review: The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford

The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford. Scholastic, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (with a bit of fantasy-ish) Face Value: Classic, standard middle grade. This cover doesn’t grab me and scream “Read Me Now” but it’s totally classic upper … Continue reading

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