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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cover Love Thursday: Emily of New Moon

This series is one of my favorites of all time. It is by one of my favorite authors and it's been on my mind a lot recently. First, because I just re-read them. Second, the reason I re-read them is because I am doing my thesis on the trilogy.

I am SO. Excited.

I love this cover. I really do. But as I was doing this post, I began to wonder. What would this cover look like if it were being published today? As I was browsing for the cover picture, I came across this version that was just published this year.
I'm sorry, but no. no. and more no. This cover misses the charm and childlike simplicity and wonder of the character that is Emily. She looks like some sort of tragic heroine, not an eleven year old girl with slightly pointed ears, a massive imagination, and a heart of delight in the world around her.

So what do you think? Which cover would make you pick up the book? Have you read these books? WHY NOT?! :) Do you completely disagree with me and think that I'm rude for being so emphatic? :P

2 comments:

Emily Wilkins said...

Love those books! After all, she shares my name:) And you're absolutely right--that second cover doesn't look anything like Emily. I'd love to hear more about your thesis.

Laura Marcella said...

I'm a huge fan of ehe Anne of Green Gables series! I re-read them every couple years. But I haven't read Emily of New Moon yet. Eeeek, I know! I love L.M. Montgomery and the Emily books have always been on my to-read list (since I was little!) but I guess I never saw them in the bookstore or something. I should just order them right now because I know I'll love them!