Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Goth Girl (III)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

Here we have the third book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright. I love his clever titles just as much as I love the overall design of the books (and I assume I’ll love the stories just as much…as soon as I get around to them….). These have to be some of the greatest designs for middle-grade books I’ve ever seen and I’m so happy they’re so beautiful. As usual, this book is full of fabulous illustrations and has shiny end papers, another extra little book at the back and colored foil edges. Published by PanMacmillan in 2015, ISBN: 9781447277897.

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