Something has been brought to my attention recently about the books that I read. Apparently, they look like trashy romance novels, according to one of my teachers. And, on second glance, some of them really do. I mean, half-dressed girls, usually either looking like a love-sick puppy or gazing after some guy in the distance, or even kissing him on the cover. Now, I’m not saying that these covers can’t be perfectly innocent. It’s just a little weird to have your teacher point this out to you. Especially when she then says, “Well, you should see what’s on my Nook.” Okay, a little TMI, right?
Anyway, here are just some examples:
I mean, they’re a little provacative. But that’s the thing – most of them don’t contain explicit content; in fact, they usually don’t get even close to what some of the covers suggest. Do you think it’s a publishing mechansim, since the books are aimed at hormonal teenagers? That’s my theory. What’s yours? I’d love to hear what you think!