Cool, right? And I was even more excited when it became a Printz Award finalist, so that cover now has an awesome silver sticker on it as well! I've been eagerly waiting for it to come out in paperback, but I was a little bummed when I saw what it would like like.
I don't hate this cover--I actually think it's really cool. I like how the girl has her back to the audience and is walking down the middle of the trees, and I think the way that King's name is written is neat. It coveys the sense of solitude and lonliness that Vera feels quite well. It's just not as unique nor as eye-catching as the original cover.
Which one do you prefer?
And if you haven't read this one, go pick it up now, or when it comes out in paperback on April 10th, 2012!