7th Grade Saturday - Book Cover for Dani Noir

I haven't done a 7th Grade Saturday in a while, so I thought it was time for it.  Recently I did a review for Dani Noir, so I thought I'd get their take on the cover. 

Here's the Cover

Here's Their Thoughts:

Looks kinda spooky (said many times)
I like the grey with only one other color
Mysterious (said many times)
Needs more color
Looks French
Different in a good way
Really sad likes she's neglected or because she's been ditched
Really awesome cover I like the lights

Their thoughts didn't overly suprise me.  I do this without telling them what the book is about, so I just get their thoughts on the cover alone.  I didn't think all would like it or "get" it especially the old movie feel. I did like that many got the mystery part and the sad because there is both in the book.
A mixed bag, but leaning more towards positive of the cover.

Your thoughts?????


Sandra said...

I've come over from Books at Midnight to look around your blog. I love the cover, it makes me think of and old black and white movie. Interesting to hear all the kids reactions.
Books for youths have changed so much since i was young (I'm 59 now so you can see how long it's been). Lots of books with girls as main characters now too. There really weren't many back then.

Becky said...

I know this is stating he obvious but it is so film noir, isn't it? Very classic but the hint of clour gives it a modern twist. I like it.

Andrea said...

I like the cover with the hint of color and it does look mysterious. I love these posts and hearing their thoughts.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I loved this cover as soon as I saw in on the Blue Boards of Verla Kay. Love the polka dots.
You have a great blog.

Elisabeth Marie said...

I really like this idea. It's probably not a bad idea to have my teens share what they think about covers I'm having them re-do for Teen Tech Week! :)

Sandra Stiles said...

I like this idea. Like you I teach 7th and 8th grade reluctant readers. Sometimes it is what we don't say that hooks the kids. Thanks for an excellent idea

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