January 24, 2013

Cover Crush: The Wig in the Window

I love book covers. Love love love them! I've been known to drag my sister around Barnes and Noble and show her all the covers I like. I'll hunt down certain students in the morning because I know they'll love a cover as much as me. I really think I develop a crush on certain covers!

Today I'm crushing on:

As I've said before I love MG covers done in this style.  And this one is no expection.  
The girl standing looks just fun (she's wearing Chucks how could I not love her!).
What are they doing peeking into the window?
A wig?? Why a wig?
And I just love the purple hues.
Well done.

Sophie Young and Grace Yang have made a game of spying on their neighbors, but when they stake out the home of notoriously phony middle school counselor Dr. Charlotte Agford (aka Dr. Awkward), they stumble across a terrifying scene.

Or do they? The girls are convinced that Dr. Agford’s sugary sweet fa├žade hides a dark secret. But as they get closer to the truth about Agford, the strain of the investigation pushes Sophie and Grace farther apart. Even if they crack their case, will their friendship survive? 

Perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Wig in the Window is a smart, funny middle-grade mystery with a Rear Window twist.


  1. I love the cover for this one as well-so cute!

  2. The title really has me curious!!

  3. This just came out of the blue. I haven't heard of it until now. The cover looks so cute and I wonder about that wig too.

  4. I am so excited about this book as well. For some reason it totally brings out the fifth grader in me and I just want to get a flashlight and read it under my quilt for hours.

  5. So cute. I love it. I can't wait to hear more about it.

  6. oh my gosh...this is a well deserved cover crush! And the book sounds like a whole lotta fun. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Someone alerted me to your "cover crush" for WIG! Thanks for featuring it. I have a crush on it, as well. I love the Saul Bass/Hitchcock nod! Wish I could take credit for it, but it's all thanks to the wonderful art department at Harper as well as talented Marcos Calo (who did Nova Ren Suma's DANI NOIR). Hope you'll like what's inside as well.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by The OWL! Always honored to have an author stop by. Can't wait to read it :)

  8. I'm a book cover junkie too!!! I tell my fifth grade readers that I DO judge a book by its cover! :)