I was walking through Barnes and Noble today and something caught my eye. While looking at the new releases in fiction, I thought this book was a misplaced copy of Kathryn Erskine’s National Book Award-winning novel, Mockingbird. But the book – as you can see – is Will Allison’s new novel, Long Drive Home. The books are from different publishers, but clearly they use the same stock photo agency. The girl with the braid is everywhere! I guess it could work to Allison’s benefit. Because of its cover, I picked it up, read the inside flap and added it to my mental list of books to read more about.
Anyway, here’s an easy way to keep them straight. Erskine’s young adult novel is a paperback and Allison’s a hardcover. I think it’s safe to assume that when his book is released in paperback, it will have a new cover.