This week we are featuring books that feature friendship in honor of the International Day of Friendship on July 30th!
For this week I chose a book that features sisters as friends. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown is about three sisters. The best way to describe the relationship between the three sisters in this book is the pull-out quote on the front cover.
You see, we love each other, we just don’t happen to like each other very much.
To me this quote symbolized what a really deep friendship should try to be. I have more thoughts about the book itself, but since I reviewed it earlier this month I will let me review explain the unique relationship these sisters have with each other.
Now, onto the covers!
I really like this cover. I think it is a combination of the font, the colors, and the spindly ivy that breaks up the space. It is simple but it still says a lot.
The Weird Sisters is a reference to the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and if you don’t understand that this cover still draws you in and gives you a bit of a witch-like feeling.
My favorite covers for this book are all colorful and feature key elements of this book. They represent the book and its characters accurately. There are two English editions and one Spanish edition in my favorite covers list.
The first cover is the English International Edition. What I love about this one is the girl in a colorful disarray on the floor. The white block letters stand out against all the chaos. The cover as a whole perfectly reflects the tone inside the book.
The second cover is the U.K. Edition. This is a beautiful cover. I love the font and the way it is divided between the three sisters. This the only edition that divides the cover space like this and I find it very compelling. The font here is really nice too and I love the way the “w” in weird reaches up.
The Spanish edition is another colorful representation of the story. The girl standing in a field is a great representation of the town the sisters live in. The way the book covers the girls face represents their love of reading.
Sure, these might seem like chick-lit covers but they do fit the color of the main characters.
Least Favorite Covers
As I said before, one of the things that I love about this book is that while it is rooted with references to the Bard, the sisters are far from Shakespearean characters. That’s why the Hungarian, Chinese, and Czech covers are on my least favorites list this time around.
For the Hungarian cover this makes me think that this story is about one sister with the other two being secondary characters. While I can see where the artist was going having read the book, I don’t think it’s an accurate representation of the book as a whole.
The Chinese cover gives me the impression that the story is about sisters in college or high school. They have some of the spirit of the Andreas family but it also doesn’t accurately portray the sisters.
The Czech cover is on this list for the same reasons as the Hungarian cover. It looks like this is about one sister instead of three. Also I think the book is much more colorful than the black and white cover.
Have you read The Weird Sisters? Are there any books featuring a strong friendship that you would recommend?