Sunday, 19 July 2009

Sunday Special (24) More Vietnamese Covers

As promised, I brought you more Vietnamese version of English books today :)

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Annie's Baby by Beatrice Sparks.

Same cover, same font. So not much to say. I still don't love the cover, it looks too depressing and the girl's expression, as I said, is rather weird. The only interesting thing of this is that they said this book has the same author as What Happened to Nancy. I'm a little confused about that.

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Flying Fingers by Adora Svitak.

I've not had a chance to pick up the book but I heard that it was cute. This little author has dropped in on Vietnam a few years ago and she seemed really adorable. I've not seen the original cover but I think it's nice enough to attract young readers here :)

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Big scream for this book. I've always wanted to read Speak but the book is nowhere to be found. However, I refused to pick this up because it looks so :( you know what I mean right. I don't like what they did to the picture, especially the colour. It's simply dull. And the title is weird too "Story of Melinda at highschool". Wth?

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Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson.

The cover fails to draw the readers attention I have to admit. It took me like forever to figure out it was Kiss Me, Kill Me >.< The photo was okkay but I wish they had made it brighter or something.

So what do you think? Does any of these appeal to you at all?


B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I like the English covers more ... but the cover of Speak is really cool. But yeah, what's up with "The Story of Melinda at high school"? That's pretty weird.


Lizzy said...

I'm definitely going to have to agree with Briana, and say I like the English Covers better (except for Annie's Baby, because I haven't seen the English cover). I always think it's interesting to compare them though!

Diana Dang said...

Hm, I don't like the Vietnamese covers for these titles so much

stargirlreads said...

Love the Speak cover

Anonymous said...

I like the American covers better for all the books except Flying Fingers.

Here's the original Flying Fingers cover:

C.K. said...

It's really interesting to see all these different covers. "The Story of Melinda at high school" is definitely an odd choice for a retitled edition of Speak though. I suppose you could name tons and tons of YA books that "The Story of {insert character's name} at high school."