This cover of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne is perfect for this heart breaking tale. I’ve seen the movie, and I’ve yet to read the book, but from what I know of the story, the image of the faded ink lettering printed over the worn blue stripes of the Nazi camp issued pajamas is a simple, yet incredibly profound choice for a cover image. The stripes are unmistakable, but they are subtly in their message. They convey the tone and the topic on the novel within, without taking away from the story.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas / John Boyne / David Fickling Books / 2006 / 9780385751063
What do you think of this cover? Do you like the subtle way in which it portrays its message? What are comparable book covers?