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He Said/She Said

We know that teen guys and gals are not simple, predictable readers! Thus, our He Said/She Said asks YOU if you think a book's cover makes it look like it appeals to boys, girls or both. Then we ask a guy and girl from our Teen Board what they think of the novel after reading it. The twist? Our Teen Board members will read the book without seeing the cover, title or author's name!

Mindee Arnett , author of Avalon

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Seth Fishman, author of The Well's End

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Earlier this fall, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought THE WELL'S END by Seth Fishman looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on its cover. Out of all of you who answered, 53% said the book looks like it's a book for boys and 47% said it looked like a book for boys AND girls. No one said it looked like a book for girls! 

Here, Patrick and Alex from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see if they agree that the book is slightly slanted towards male readers, or if they have some surprising answers!

THE WELL'S END by Seth Fishman

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!!

Jason Reynolds, author of When I Was the Greatest

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Earlier this fall, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on its cover. Out of all of you who answered, a majority 60% said the book looks like it's a book for boys AND girls, 23% of you said it looked like a boy book and 17% said it looked like a girl book. Looks like while most of you said that this book is for both boys and girls, this book may be one more slanted towards dudes. Let's see what the Teen Board members think!

Here, Patrick and Pranshu from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!

C. Desir, author of Fault Line

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Last week, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought FAULT LINE by C. Desir looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on it's cover. Out of all of you who answered, a majority 76% said the book looks like it's a book for boys AND girls, 22% of you said it looked like a boy book and 2% said it looked like a girl book. Looks like while most of you said that this book is for both boys and girls, this book may be one more slanted towards dudes. Let's see what the Teen Board members think!

Here, Brandon and Keara from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!

Vicki Grove, author of Everything Breaks

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Last week, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought EVERYTHING BREAKS by Vicki Grove looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on it's cover. Out of all of you who answered, a wopping 77% said the book looks like it's a book for boys AND girls, 20% of you said it looked like a boy book and 3% said it looked like a girl book. Looks like while most of you said that this book is for both boys and girls, this book may be one more slanted towards dudes. Let's see what the Teen Board members think!

Here, Patrick and Ashley from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!

A.S. King, author of Reality Boy

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Last week, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought REALITY BOY by A.S. King looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on it's cover. Out of all of you who answered, 54% said the book looks like it's a book for boys AND girls, 29% of you said it looked like a boy book and 12% said it looked like a girl book. It's funny how a book with a boy protagonist can be perceived more as either BOTH boys and girls or just for girls! Let's see what the Teen Board members think!

Here, Alonzo and Jennifer from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!

Madeleine Roux, author of Asylum

Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Last week, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on it's cover. Out of all of you who answered, 52% said the book looks like it's a book for boys AND girls, 44% of you said it looked like a girl book and only 4% said it looked like a boy book. It's funny how a book with a boy protagonist can be perceived more as either BOTH boys and girls or just for girls! Let's see what the Teen Board members think!

Here, Omar F. and Cara S. from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!

Emil Ostrovski, author of The Paradox of Vertical Flight


Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Last week, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought THE PARADOX OF VERTICAL FLIGHT by Emil Ostrovski looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on it's cover. Out of all of you who answered, 65% said the book looks like it's a book for boys AND girls, 23% of you said it looked like a boy book and 12% said it looked like a girl book. This survey was much more split than our first one!

Here, Patrick C. and Amanda P. from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!

Anna Jarzab, author of Tandem


Stereotypically, girl books are pink, have a girl on the cover and FILLED with sickeningly sweet romance. Boy books, on the other hand, are darker, have blood dripping or something more creepy on the cover and there are NO girls to be found. But we all know this isn't true, right? There are books that boys AND girls love!!! Teenreads.com's “He Said/She Said” feature aims to highlight a book each month to discuss its guy and girl appeal.

Last week, we put up a cover survey to ask YOU if you thought TANDEM by Anna Jarzab looked like a boy book, a girl book or both based on it's cover. Out of all of you who answered, 70% said the book looks like a girl book, 30% of you said it looked like it could be for girls AND boys...and none of you said it was just for boys.

Here, Patrick C. and Kate F. from our Teen Board talk about their thoughts on the book. The twist? They never saw the cover, title or author name! So they are weighing in without the visuals or context which may sway their opinions. Let's see what they have to say!