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Cover Curiosity: Totally Crossed Out

Whether consciously tapping into a popular trend or completely by coincidence, some book covers just look like each other. Today we have two covers that jumped out at me. Let’s have a look…

The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone.

And our second cover…

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Side by side:

The jeans, the retro kicks, the angle, the circular titles – resemblance confirmed.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. And how about Totally Joe? Or right-side-up-but-with-just-socks A Crooked Kind of Perfect?

  2. Cindy Dobrez says:

    Let’s hope One for the Murphy’s is a better fit for that cover. It made NO sense for the great WWII historical novel that Phoebe Stone wrote. Great cover find.