It's all about perceptions, really. I know when people see me for the first time, they form a quick judgment. I hope I replace that snap decision based on appearances once they come to know me better. But reflecting on this does give me some pause. I know I am guilty of making snap judgments as well. And kids do it all the time when it comes to books (see I finally am getting to the point). I am talking about book covers here: kids look and make decisions sometimes based on covers. Case in point: I am reading a book now that the resident of the back bedroom (who turns 17 TODAY)had rejected based on the cover. Once I told her about the opening chapters, she snatched it out of my hands and took off reading.
Covers can make or break a book for tweens and teens. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Maybe we need to make sure kids learn this lesson?
And here is the birthday girl!