We're kicking off with Sarah Dessen's Along for the Ride*
The USA Version
Eye Catchingness 6/10 - I'd probably pick it up, I like the colours they used and I'm a fan of the headless girl shot. It looks like a good summer read.
Representativesness of the Book 8/10 - Pretty spot on. Bikes play a big part in the story.
Originality 4/10 There are a lot of faceless girls out there.
The UK Version
Eye Catchingness 10/10 I'd snatch this book up. I love the cover. All the little bits making up the dress and the colours on the black are fabulous.
Representatives of the book 8/10 - There's the dress, which plays a big part in the climax of the story and the dress is made up of all little things from the story. There's no bike but there is the word BMX in the mix.
Originality 9/10 - Again quite a lot of books use an image on a black background but the collage is quite unique.
USA - 18/30
UK - 27/30
A decisive victory for the UK.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my verdict?
*yes I know I said Just Listen on Monday but I changed my mind