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Q: Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.
It took me almost a little over a year before I picked this book up and finally sat down to read it. But for a long time, I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak just sat on my shelf, collecting dust. Part of it was because after I’d finished The Book Thief, I was scared to read anything else by him for awhile--afraid of a disappointment after having read something so absolutely amazing (The Book Thief is one of my all-time favorites)--and part was because this cover didn’t scream “READ ME” at all. It’s a strange cover honestly…very simplistic and kind of cartoon-ish. I get that it’s supposed to go along with the book’s synopsis, but I feel like the art, font, and colors could have been better executed for attention-grabbing. Just my opinion though. :)
In the end, I was extremely glad I did pick it up though!
Happy Friday and happy reading!