To your left you will see the British/Australian cover art for Gayle Forman's If I Stay. I am still not sure if I love it but it is definitely representative of the novel. Despite the snow and her barefeet upon a cold surface, Mia (in a hospital gown) looks remarkably hopeful. I like that Mia's looking at the reader (but not as her eyes are closed) in a pose that is definitely atypical for YA cover art.
To you right is the American cover art. I am a big supporter of block colours with tiny details. I don't really believe that this is all that representative of Mia's journey. But then when I think about it, Mia's family tree is pretty much wiped out and she's the sole remaining member, perhaps the a lone budding blossom? Hmmm. I do love the font though - anyone know what it is?
Now for a variation on cover art - the cake version - from Gayle's little launch party (check out her blog for more details and photos.)
It's almost too pretty to eat...Almost. And I do believe this is the first time I have hungered for penguin!