K-I-S-S-I-N-G on YA Book Covers

BookendsCindy and Lynn: Booklist’s #SeptemberRomance seems like the perfect time to highlight all the kissy face on teen book covers.




kisses-collage-2Let’s start slowly with the lipstick traces on Anna Michels’ 26 Kisses (2016) and what we assume is an off-stage kiss on the cover of On the Fence by Kasie West (2014).





Then there are the couples moving in on their targets:



Just as often as not, teens are in full lip-lock, including the two boys on the groundbreaking cover of David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing (2013):



a-totally-awkward-love-storyYour teen readers are guaranteed to fall in love with these covers, and the love stories contained therein will keep them busy while they cross their fingers and look forward to a romance of their own.








About the Author:

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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