Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cover Reveal/Giveaway: The Obvious Game by Rita Arens

Title: The Obvious Game
Author: Rita Arens
Expected Publication Date: February 7, 2013
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
“Everyone trusted me back then. Good old, dependable Diana. Which is why most people didn’t notice at first.”

"Your shirt is yellow."

"Your eyes are blue."

"You have to stop running away from your problems."

"You're too skinny."

Fifteen-year-old Diana Keller accidentally begins teaching The Obvious Game to new kid Jesse on his sixteenth birthday. As their relationship deepens, Diana avoids Jesse's past with her own secrets -- which she'll protect at any cost.
The obvious game that Diana teaches sounds like a fascinating thing . . . I feel like there's going to be a lot of bawl-my-eyes-out bits and incredible character progression, and can't wait to read it! (Keeps tissue box handy.)

About the Author

Rita Arens
Rita Arens is the author of The Obvious Game and the editor of the award-winning parenting anthology Sleep Is for the Weak. She writes the popular blog Surrender, Dorothy ( and lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter. The Obvious Game is her first young adult novel. She is at work on a second.

Though it's not an absolute beauty like some other YA covers, it's distinctly contemporary. I like how the focus isn't on the center of the book, but rather the corner, where the girl is huddled up.

What do you think of this cover? Leave your answer below in the comments!

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