Cover Reveal: THIS IS HOW I FIND HER by Sara Polsky + Giveaway (US/Canada)
We're happy to reveal the cover for Sara Polsky's THIS IS HOW I FIND HER on the YABC Blog today! But before we get to the goods, here's a message from Sara:
Hi, YABC! Welcome to the cover reveal for THIS IS HOW I FIND HER!
I'm excited to be here to share the cover of my debut novel, THIS IS HOW I FIND HER. When I opened up the cover image e-mail from my editor my first thought was, simply, "yes." The main character of THIS IS HOW I FIND HER is a 16-year-old girl named Sophie, and my wonderful publisher, Albert Whitman, got Sophie exactly right with the girl they chose for the cover. Her expression? Perfect. I love the rest of the cover, too: the vibrant colors, the way the font looks like paintbrush strokes. It fits the story so well.
Ready to see what Sara's talking about and see for yourself how well the cover fits the story?
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About the book:
Sophie has always lived her life in the shadow of her mother's bipolar disorder: monitoring medication, making sure the rent is paid, rushing home after school instead of spending time with friends, and keeping secrets from everyone.
But when a suicide attempt lands Sophie's mother in the hospital, Sophie no longer has to watch over her. She moves in with her aunt, uncle, and cousin--a family she's been estranged from for the past five years. Rolling her suitcase across town to her family's house is easy. What's harder is figuring out how to rebuild her life.
And as her mother's release approaches and the old obligations loom, Sophie finds herself torn between her responsibilities toward her mother and her desire to live her own life, Sophie must decide what to do next.
About the author:
Sara Polsky’s debut YA novel, This Is How I Find Her, will be published by Albert Whitman in fall 2013. Her fiction has appeared in Fictitious Forceand Behind the Wainscot. She is represented by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media.
Sara is a writer and editor at Curbed NY, and her articles and essays have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Forward, Poets & Writers, and other publications. She lives in New York City.
Sara's Goodreads Profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6993332.Sara_Polsky
Sara's Website: http://sarapolsky.com/
Sara on Twitter: @sarapolsky
What I love about this cover is the way it evokes such a stark contrast with the colors, reminiscent of the choice Sophie will ultimately have to make about her life and her mother. I adore the color of the sky, and I like how Sophie looks like an everyday teen, rather than a super model, like we find on so many covers these days.
What do YOU think?
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I'm a little uncertain with the wisdom of going with green+red, but it could've gone much worse especially with the superimposition of the girl's face on top, so overall not bad! I like the title and author name positioning & fonts.
I love this cover. Haven't heard much about this book yet, but the blurb, the girl's face (Sara's right, it's perfect!) and the creepy looking house totally draw me in.
It's pretty cool. It almost gives you the feel of something paranormal. The colors are really cool too...Can't wait to read it!