See No Evil
I noticed a run of new face covers where the eyes are blocked out with a graphic (a strip of paper, the illusion of a torn out section, a color block) which contains the title of the book. I’d collected three and I was watching, waiting to see if another one would come up.
This morning I read Elizabeth Bird’s Fuse #8 post pointing out the new covers for Julie Anne Peters Snob Squad books. I clicked on her link to Peters’ MySpace page and found a fourth. You may have noticed I like to have a nice block of four for my posts ;-)
This one’s a little older – King of the Lost and Found by John Lekich (Raincoast 2007). But the remaining three book jackets are new Band Geeked Out by Josie Bloss (Flux 2009), Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy (Harcourt 2009, c2007) and A Snitch in the Snob Squad by Julie Anne Peters (Little Brown 2010, c2001)
When you consider how many ways a close up photo can be manipulated to give a particular impression, this is surely one you’d think of. And when you look at the other new Snob Squad covers, you see two more to watch for: Speak no evil and…. smell no evil?
UPDATE: For more similar to this see another blogger’s post – Obscuring Women’s Faces.
King of the Lost and Found: Ages 12+. Reviews 1, 2, 3.
Band Geeked Out: As her senior year of high school nears the end, marching band member Ellie finds herself doubting her plans for the future when she meets a fascinating and sophisticated girl while taking a tour of a college out of state. Ages 12+. Reviews 1.
Looking for JJ: Seventeen-year-old Alice, released from prison with a new identity after serving six years for murdering a child, tries to keep her anonymity from the British tabloids, while haunted by memories of her past trauma. Ages 12+. Reviews 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Snitch in the Snob Squad: Twelve-year-old Jenny and the other members of the Snob Squad suspect that one of them, or someone close to them, is behind the thefts at their school. Ages 8-12.