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Judging a Book By Its Cover: Winger

January 9, 2014

wingerTitle: Winger

Author: Andrew Smith

What’s on the cover:  A teen boy who has OBVIOUSLY just been in some kind of fight, because he has stitches over his eyebrow and a bloody nose.  He’s wearing a sweater with a crest on it, a dress shirt, and a tie.  He also has a backpack slung over one shoulder.

What I think it’s about:  Judging by his outfit I’d say he goes to private school, and I’m guessing he’s getting bullied there based on his battered face.

Do I want to read it?:  YES!  I immediately want to know what happened to him.  It’s an intriguing cover!

What the blurb says: “Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.”

Final verdict:  Okay, so his face probably looks like that because of rugby.  I’m still intrigued though, so I’ll be picking up a copy of this one!