Wednesday, March 16, 2016

YA book covers with faces?

Here’s an article with a blogger's choice of the 30 Best YA Book Covers from 2015. Only 6 of them had a photograph of a face on them.

A high school teacher mentioned once that she polled her literature students each year about YA book covers. Consistently, her students (male and female) said they preferred it when a book didn’t have faces on the covers; they’d rather imagine what the characters looked like.

Are her students the exception? Or is it true that most teen readers (or readers of YA) would rather not have faces on covers?


This post first appeared on ; Julia Day is the pen name I use for my YA contemporary romances. The first Julia Day is The Possibility of Somewhere, and it will release in September. Please join my on these Julia Day social media accounts.

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