(CONTINUED FROM PART ONE)
Notes on the Cover: It’s interesting to me that even as Simon & Schuster has started to change their paperback covers of books like Frindle from the Selznick image to a new one, newer Clements books like “No Talking” are looking mighty similar to Clements’ earlier Selznickian works. This one plays up the fact that there are both boys and girls in this book, a fact that is probably partly responsible for the author’s meteoric rise to success. Get both genders involved and suddenly you’re marketing potential doubles. The colors are nice. The image good. The title prominent. I can find no flaw with this cover.
First Lines: “Dave Packer was in the middle of his fourth hour of not talking.”