Thursday, March 3, 2011

That's why so many kids are named Jacob, too, isn't it?

A recent arrival in our Young Adult section has a single rose against a black background for its cover. Another has a similar design but bears two wilting tulips. The titles of these romantic teen offerings? Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility, respectively.

A co-worker had to explain to me that both these novels, along with a couple of others similarly redesigned by HarperTeen, are referenced in the Twilight series. Once she mentioned Twilight, it was easy to see what inspired these new covers.

Brontë and Austen readers are all English majors, right? Stephanie Meyer's audience only wants brain candy, no?

There are many reasons to like a book or to be interested in reading it. You adults slinking around the YA section needn't look so nervous. We, of all people, don't judge.

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