It seems like Scholastic is taking steps to join the typographic cover craze that seems to be hot right now and with these covers, they're doing it right! Both Jordan Sonnenblick's Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies, originally released in 2004, and After Ever After, released 2010, struck the right chords when they came out telling a heartbreaking story about a kid with cancer that many have called a pre-The Fault in Our Stars.
Scholastic has revealed that they are reprinting this series with all new covers and they are gorgeous! Check out the covers and learn more about this series below!
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous PieThirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece.
Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.
After Ever After
Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The after-effects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping.
His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself."
Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.
Both of these new editions will be available in stores everywhere on April 29th. I, for one, hope they gain a whole new audience with this repackage!