Welcome to Comparing Covers where I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions, re-releases, and international releases.
I was a total Goosebumps fan in my younger years, but there was a time I wanted something a little bit more grown up. The Fear Street Series gave me literal goosebumps because of its creep factor. I look back on it and think that if I were to read them now, it would be totally cheesy. So, I’ll definitely need to dig them out of storage and see what the dust uncovers. But that’s for another time…
I was pleasantly reminded of this series when I was browsing through the shelves at the bookstore. I wondered at the cover because I didn’t recognize it from the classic 90s versions; which had that pseudo Babysitters Club vibe to it with a hint of fright and malice. I chose The Stepsister today to compare. I will forever love the cheese factor of the original covers so I’m going with the one from 1990. Look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Are you into the cheese or not? LOL.
Emily wants to like her stepsister, but it hasn’t been easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily’s room, starts wearing Emily’s clothes, makes secret late-night calls on Emily’s phone – and that’s just the beginning!
Before long, Emily is living in total fear of her stepsister. Emily tries complaining to her parents. But Jessie is such a good liar, no one will believe Emily!
Emily’s terror mounts when she picks up Jessie’s diary and learns a horrifying secret from Jessie’s past. Did Jessie really murder someone? Does she plan to murder again? Emily knows she must find out the rest of her stepsister’s dark secret. Her own life depends on it!
Which cover did you vote for and why?
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