Cover Controversy: It’s Psycho
Excuse me as I go a little YA for a minute.
Bookends bloggers Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan tipped me off to a recent cover similarity that canâ€™t be denied. The gist? You fear what you canâ€™t completely see.
The first cover pleaseâ€¦
Possessed by Kate Cann.
Spooky, right? And now, the doppelganger:
The Pickpocket’s Ghost (UK Edition) by Catherine Fisher.
They share a certain hazy shade of ominous, don’t you think? When I looked at these two covers, I was reminded of another image, from a totally different place:
The poster from the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
Side by side by side:
A trend that is sure to rear its obscured head again…
Filed under: Cover Curiosity, Covers
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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