There have long been, erm, ‘conversations’ about the original TWISTED cover. This is a book about a sweet, confused teenage boy whose father is an asshole and whose life is quickly going down the toilet. It’s a story about false accusations, lies, love and suicide.

Is that the spirit that this cover evokes?



No, I didn’t think so.

I never liked this cover. (Note: it doesn’t matter if an author likes a cover or not. Our job is to write a great book. End. Of. Story.)

But there is good news! Last year Penguin redesigned the covers of CATALYST and PROM. Now it’s TWISTED’s turn.

Drum roll, please…

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The new cover should be available in stores in September.

What do you think?

PS – Are you following the discussions of gendered book covers started by Maureen Johnson? There are lots of great examples posted on Tumblr. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that, too.

2 Replies to “TWISTED News!”

  1. Agreed that the original cover did not convey anything about the story. It must be frustrating to not be able to shape, mold, and tweak the outside of a book the way you do on the inside of a book.

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