Thursday, May 22, 2014

Judy Blume Cover Repackaging

Judy Blume books are getting a makeover.  You can tell pretty easily from the covers which are being marketed for a middle grade readership, and which are being marketed to young adults.
Interestingly, a few of her books have been given two covers, one for each age group.  Seeing the two covers side-by-side really brings home how different covers can give such completely different vibes and set such contrasting tones for the exact same book.  Which do you prefer?
I've actually never read a Judy Blume book.  Not sure how I missed those all growing up, but I'm thinking I should probably try one out, since they continue to be so popular decades later.  Which should I try first?

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  1. I looooooved "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" as a kid. But I haven't read any of them since I was ten or so.

    And I really prefer the block-letter, more simple covers.

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    1. I prefer those covers myself. I've heard a lot of good comments about "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" so I'm thinking that's the one I should read first. But maybe I'll wait until my squishy is old enough and just read them out loud to her...

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  2. I don't think that I ever read a Judy Blume book (gasp!). But I'm definitely a fan of the simpler covers. I do think the YA covers are okay-er than many many other YA books I've seen. They actually look interesting to me whereas most YA covers make me want to not pick that book up.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who's never read Judy Blume! I agree about YA covers... some of those covers are more of a detriment in my decision whether or not to read a YA book. That's a large part of the reason I prefer graphically designed covers instead of the generic photograph of a pretty-thin-white-girl that is slapped on the covers of so many YA books these days. The graphically designed covers are so much more visually appealing to me.

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