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The Undercover Muffins: Judge Books by Their Covers


Every week The Undercover Muffins check-out dozens of books. This week they picked out the one book from their piles that they have decided to read first, before all the others. From front cover art to back cover descriptions, here's what attracted them to it:

Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block

"This book looks very appealing to me. For one thing, it is about vampires and a love so strong and eternal. Her first love returns and her heat for him. The cover is really pretty with the vampire teeth, lipstick, and candy that bleeds."


Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin

"Out of all the books I have, Fade to Blue seems to stand out the most because of the cover. It has a girl in the front and her make-up really stands out and her jewelry. In my opinion, it looks really nice and it made me want to read the book. The colors are very dark and that makes the title, written in blue, really stand out."


Dead Girl Walking by Linda Joy Singleton

"I'm reading this book first because of the description. A girl named Amer is depressed and is close to death. Her body ends up in the most popular girl in school, who had just tried to commit suicide. Then she discovers the secrets of her new identity and finds her way back to her own life."


The Year I Turned Sixteen by Diane Schwemm

"I'm going to read this book first because of the cover. The cover of this book has a cupcake on it. It has four candles and it gives me a feeling of utter tranquility."


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