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…
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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