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23 August 2013

Uncovered (78): Zebra Forest

Hi and happy Friday, everyone. This week's Uncovered book is Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz. This is totally the kind of cover that would catch my eye in a bookstore. I am a fan of forest themes in general and really like the clean lines of the tree trunks in this one. I love that you can create the feeling of a forest with only a few simple lines. I also like how the designer incorporated the title text into the artwork so that it actually forms the house. It's pretty simple but I think all of the elements really come together well into a really cool cover. I don't know much about this book but the synopsis is a little ominous.
When eleven-year-old Annie first started lying to her social worker, she had been taught by an expert: Gran. "If you’re going to do something, make sure you do it with excellence," Gran would say. That was when Gran was feeling talkative, and not brooding for days in her room — like she did after telling Annie and her little brother, Rew, the one thing they know about their father: that he was killed in a fight with an angry man who was sent away. Annie tells stories, too, as she and Rew laze under the birches and oaks of Zebra Forest — stories about their father the pirate, or pilot, or secret agent. But then something shocking happens to unravel all their stories: a rattling at the back door, an escapee from the prison holding them hostage in their own home, four lives that will never be the same. Driven by suspense and psychological intrigue, Zebra Forest deftly portrays an unfolding standoff of truth against family secrets — and offers an affecting look at two resourceful, imaginative kids as they react and adapt to the hand they’ve been dealt.
I don't think I have actually seen this one in stores yet even though it looks like it was released a few months ago. I will have to look for it the next time I am at the bookstore. :) Thanks for visiting today. Let me know what you think of this cover in the comments below and have a great weekend!

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