Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
One of my favourite books. I just love it.
Thoughts on the USA
The US cover has gown on me. It's quite a good match for the story, in that Francesca and the other girls are stirring up what has been a regimented, boys only school and bringing lots of changes. I quite like that it's a drawing rather than a photo too, it's a little bit different.
I'm not keen on the font used for the the title though or the fact that Melina's name is going up the leg of one of the boy's trousers. Why?
Thoughts on the UK
The UK covers appeals to me more. Although it certainly isn't screaming at me from the bookshelf. I like that the blue of the sky is gradually growing lighter but I'm not keen on the rest of the background. The book is set in a city not the country side and I'd have preferred to have seen something reflecting that.
I do like that the girl has her face tipped to the heavens, as if she's searching for answers there. She looks how I might picture Francesca, searching and longing. I also like the stars and the font.
I can't say either of these covers really fit the book for me. If I was artistic I'd try and create my own but I'm not, so I won't. Instead I'll say yet another win for the UK (honestly I'm not biased!)
Which do you prefer and why?