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Judging a Cover by Its Book: Choose the Cover Direction for RECONNECTED

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Good morning, Swooners! We've got something super-special-awesome to hopefully help you survive the remainder of the week: it's time to vote on the cover for Catherine Tinker's debut novel, Reconnected! We're stoked to share the four cover options with you, but before you dive in here's a refresher on what this book's all about:

Anne Ellison and Freddie Whitlock were best friends all through middle school, even though they never met in person. But when Anne did something unforgivable to Freddie, their friendship quickly fell apart.

Four years later, Freddie comes to Anne’s town for the summer before she starts college. He’s training to be an Olympic gymnast. Anne knows that Freddie is the boy from her past—but Freddie has no idea. As Anne and Freddie start to spend more time together, Anne can’t help but fall for Freddie.

Can Anne find a way her way into Freddie’s heart—while keeping her identity secret? Or will the lies she’s telling tear their relationship apart?

Swoon designer Carol L. tackled this one, and she has dreamed up four shiny cover directions for you to choose from. Remember, the below images aren't necessarily final. These are just directions, so there will probably be some tweaks made before the book hits the shelves. (Want to see how a cover goes from concept to final? Click here.)

To view enlarged images, right click the image to view it in a new tab. Cover voting will close at noon EST on Wednesday, August 22.


Texting Cover

Anne and Freddie meet online before they meet irl, so this cover hints at that flirty digital connection.


Sunglasses Cover

Summer vibes + cute couple + pop colors = <3


Drawing Cover

Elements from Anne and Freddie's story, like cupcakes and books, add up to a fresh illustrated approach.


Sunset Cover

More teen romance in the summer, with playful graphic elements surrounding the characters to make them pop.

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