Do Open Graves Make Readers Open Books?

BookendsCindy and Lynn: Maggie Reagan’s review of Jennifer Donnelly’s These Shallow Graves reminded us of a recent trend on YA book covers: open graves. Be sure that these books are included in your Halloween book displays this week! Are there any we’ve missed? Leave the title and author in the comments and we’ll add update this post to add more covers. We agree with Maggie—we love Donnelly’s new book with its plucky heroine, and so do our teens.

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Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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  1.' kelly says:

    Another one, though not a new one, is Susan Vaught’s GOING UNDERGROUND.

  2. Cindy Dobrez & Lynn Rutan says:

    Kelly, YES! I knew there were more. Thanks. I’ll add the cover art soon.

  3.' kelly says:

    As I was working on something else, I stumbled upon another one for your list that’s a YA which just came out:

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