January 10, 2013

Cover Crush: Winger

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:

You have to admit that this cover gets your attention! But here's why I like it.  The main reason - it's not like any other cover out there.  It's so unique.  I'm so use to the "typical" YA cover right now that this one just screams out because it completely different.  For one thing there is a guy on the cover! Rare.  Very rare.  And then the stitches and bloody nose.  What happened?????

Love it :)

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.

Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.

With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.

Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.


  1. Yeah, I agree that the cover definitely grabs your attention. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. LOVE this cover. You're right, it is unique which is why I adore it!