The hardcover version, which I think is brilliant:
I really like when covers are bright and have distinct graphic images, and this ticket is perfect. I love how it's torn in half and how the title is arranged. This is quite possibly one of my favorite covers, and I think that as an added bonus, it has some cross-over adult book appeal.
And the new paperback cover:
I like this, but in different ways. It's definitely more cheeky than the hardcover edition, but it stands out and proclaims a message much louder than the original. This memoir is about rebellion, but it's not about rejection, which I think is an important distinction to make. (Also interesting to note is the brand-new subtitle--A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family.) The new cover seems to want to catch more attention, which I sincerely hope it does--this is such an important book.
So, if you haven't read it, mark May 27th on the calendar! Get it in paperback. Or, if you can't wait (or prefer the ticket cover), just go get it now. It's that good, I promise.