Judge a Book by Its Cover
Here are the findings:
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
Juniper: It has a bad cover.
Me: Why? What's wrong with it?
J: She looks burned up.
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Me: What do you think this one's about?
J: A man.
Sylvie: A man.
J: And a ball. [opening cover] And words. It's about words.
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
S: Mmmm . . . a ball!
J: No, it's about cupcake making.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
J: That looks like Mamu.
Rhapsody by Elizabth Haydon
Me: Okay, tell me what happens in this book.
Me: What kind of fighting?
J: Uhh, fighting like when you tackle each other and wrestle on each other.
Me: What about these people? What can you tell me about these people?
J: They look not very nice at all.
Banishing Verona by Margot Livesey
J: It's about people having babies.