It seems that around the web we have all started to admit that is it okay to judge a book by it’s cover. If you don’t recognize the author’s name, what other incentive do you have to pick up the book?
The cover to This Is What I Want to Tell You definitely stands out. This cover may be one of the most impactful ones I have ever seen. Not only does it stick in your mind but it is easily describable to someone else.
For me the cover is both scary and intriguing. The idea of having my mouth covered with tape fills me with feelings of panic and claustrophobia. Yes, this person can easily breathe out of their nose. But it still makes me freak out a little.
The words This Is What I Want to Tell You only adds to the impact of the cover. The title adds the mix of emotions that can be involved with holding information back. You may feel that you forcibly need to hold the information back because it is so exciting or so shocking. Or when the secret is something that scares you, it in and of itself can make you feel claustrophobic.
This book is out in March and I am eager to hear more about it.
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From the publisher’s website:
The stories people tell are always about the things we left behind, and about the things we wish we could do again. The real story isn't about what you know; it's about what you wish you knew then. When my brother and my best friend fell in love—that was the end of everything I knew.