Cover Controversy: Gothic Gates
Looking to set an ominous mood? Look no further than the iron gate. I haven’t checked, but I’m pretty sure that it’s a scientific fact that anything written in wrought iron is 10x more spooky than if it were written on paper. Take a look:
See what I mean? Okay, bad example. Three recent books covers seem to understand this phenomenon much better than I:
School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari.
Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck by Dale E. Basye.
But there is another…
Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris.
Side by side:
The similarities are hard to deny. Confirmed Cover Controversy. I feel like there’s more of these. Any to add?
(Top Image: ‘“You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Shankly Gates, Anfield,+Liverpool‘
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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