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I think I made my opinions on non-standard covers known before, although this one is not quite as eye-bleedingly garish as European Vacation. I do remember thinking it was weird that if they were going to do a super-shiny Super Special, they wouldn’t have done it for the tenth. (I was a strange kid.) The embossed handwriting is weird.
As for the rest of the cover: There’s something HILARIOUS about Kristy putting a trophy right on her bedside table. No one looks spectacularly awful, I guess, although Shannon is replacing Dawn in indistinguishable blondes. I prefer to think she’s the one on the bed looking mildly skeptical. Actually, Mary Anne’s teddy bear is pretty weird-looking in the face. I find it weird that they are almost all wearing watches, but I guess around Kristy it might be a survival tactic.
No one is thanked for preparing the manuscript, so I think this may actually be The Lady Ann. And in all fairness, there are snippets of prose here which are quite decent. However, the book is dedicated to Bad and Horrible (and also “Dash and Skye,”) and really, if any ghostie deserved a dedication it was Lerangis.( Read more...Collapse )