David & Della
I don’t think I need to say much about this book.
But I will.
That cover! What the heck is up with that cover?? Is that a bottle of booze she’s holding? Klassy.
The best part, though, is the line from Horn Book Magazine at the bottom of the cover that says, “Reads like greased lightning.” That oughta reel ’em in!
The story is that David is a teenage playwright. He has a bit of writers block since an incident with this girlfriend. Then comes Della, an eccentric writing coach who helps him out. She inspires him; becomes his muse, but the more he writes, the more he learns about Della – and the more shocking it all becomes.
Aaaand we’re back to that cover. I’m sorry, but people do judge books by their covers. It might be outrageous enough for teens to pick it up and laugh at it. Like anything – if it circulates in your community and you have space for it, by all means keep it. We’re updating around here.