Judging a Cover by Its Book: Pick the Cover Direction for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD

***Voting is now closed. Thanks for telling us what makes you swoon!***

Hey Swoon Readers!

Welcome to Round Three of our Cover Voting Bonanza. This week we’re VERY excited to pick the cover for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by Karole Cozzo. This is a poignant contemporary swoonworthy love story about a girl who must learn how to love, even if it is difficult.

When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can’t shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.

Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?

Please take a look at the cover design options below, and let us know which one you would pull off the shelves!

HowToSay Megaphone cover
K.A. Cozzo & Rich’s Megaphone Cover
Chalkboard cover
Rich’s Chalkboard Cover
Hallway Cover
Rich and KB’s Hallway Cover
Post It cover
Rich and KB’s Post-it Cover
Speech bubble cover
Rich’s Speech Bubble Cover


Remember, as always, that these are just cover directions, not the final covers. Once we know which approach you like best, the designer will be hard at work making it even more fabulous and swoonworthy. So feel free to leave suggestions and reactions in the comments!

And finally, if, like us, you are having trouble choosing, come back every day this week for a more in depth look at specific cover options.

K.A. Cozzo and Rich’s Original Megaphone Cover Direction

Rich’s Chalkboard Cover Direction

Rich and KB’s Hallway Cover Direction

Rich and KB’s Post-it Cover Direction

Rich’s Speech Bubble Cover



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