Well I've got a new crop of 7th graders and I can't wait to share their thoughts about books and reading!
My hope this year is to add in guest reviews by them. I think it would fantastic to hear their thoughts on books they've read. I'll be introducing the idea to them this week.
But to start off here are their debut thoughts about the new covers for the Artemis Fowl books.
I showed them the new (left) and old (right) covers for the first book in the series
They definitely liked the new cover better.
The vote was about 50 for the new and 25 for the old.
Reasons they liked the new one:
The reasons they gave for liking the old cover were better:
Because it looks like there's magic inside
It looks like a secret
I was surprised the old cover got that many votes because I've always found the old covers pretty boring for what is an action packed book. I think the new covers are much more eye catching and tell about the story a bit more. It's great, though, that some liked the old because then I don't have to get all the new covers just to get them to read the series :)