I wonder if you do the same, but sometimes, when I'm trying to decide if I should buy a certain book (that I've never heard of and not read before), the book cover is one of the things I (subconsciously) consider. I suppose it's because I've come to rely on the book cover as a way to tell me about the story. As they say, a picture paints a thousand words.
Anyway, the book cover for Night Road (well,
Going back to Night Road, it's a tale of growing up, and since everyone experiences growth in different ways (think of all the bildungsroman or "growing up" stories, like Huck Finn, Paddy Clarke, To Kill A Mockingbird, etc), this tale is also unique. It's uniqueness stems from its characters, which are crafted really marvelously. Sigh, this is one of the times where words really cannot express how I feel, well, not without giving away the plot.
I wonder if the last book is by Kristin Hannah as well. I hope so(: