Today I've got their thoughts on the cover of Fallen. This one was very suprising to me. I did not expect the response I got.
Some girls loved her dress
I did not think they'd say that! I think the cover is beautiful. Never once did I think it was creepy! Now remember I don't tell them anything about the book - I just show them the cover and go with their first reaction. I did tell them later it was a love story, and they looked like they didn't believe me! I asked them if the cover would get them to pick up the book, and they gave me a resonding yes. So in the eyes of the publisher I guess the cover is successful. Getting the kids to at least pick up the book is one step closer to them buying it - even if they are picking it up because it looks "creepy"!
Their responses reminded me once again of the unpredictability of seventh graders.
If you missed my review of Fallen you can read it here.