Cover Art Déjà vu: Girls in White Dresses

BookendsCindy and Lynn: We feature cover art trends frequently, and so we know that when a book is really popular, there’ll be a trend for similar color schemes on read-alike titles. (Remember the hot pink and lime green chick-lit phase after Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging won a Printz Honor?)

But sometimes a book crosses our desks that makes us stop and do a double-take because we feel like we’ve seen it before. Case in point: West of the Moon (2014) by Margi Preus and After the Ashes (2015) by Sara K. Joiner and see if you don’t find yourself quoting the inimitable Yogi Berra:

“It’s like Déjà vu all over again.”



[Editor’s note: Do these covers remind anyone else of Henry Darger’s Vivian Girls?]



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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