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17 Gorgeous New Minimal Covers For Classic Young Adult Books

The Originals celebrates brilliant books for young adults, from The Outsiders to The Wave. Update: six more covers!

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1. Penguin are celebrating the best fiction for young adult readers with a new series, The Originals.

“You get tough like me and you don't get hurt. You look out for yourself and nothin' can touch you...”
Penguin

“You get tough like me and you don't get hurt. You look out for yourself and nothin' can touch you...”

2. And each book in the series is getting gorgeous new cover art.

"Sometimes they give you nothing and you can starve."
Penguin

"Sometimes they give you nothing and you can starve."

3.

"It was a morning like other mornings and yet perfect among mornings."
Penguin

"It was a morning like other mornings and yet perfect among mornings."

4.

"The last page of all was 'Z is for Zachariah,' and since I knew that Adam was the first man, for a long time I assumed that Zachariah must be the last man."
Penguin

"The last page of all was 'Z is for Zachariah,' and since I knew that Adam was the first man, for a long time I assumed that Zachariah must be the last man."

5.

"Siberia! Siberia was the end of the world, a point of no return. Siberia was for criminals and political enemies, where the punishment was unbelievably cruel, and where people died like flies."
Penguin

"Siberia! Siberia was the end of the world, a point of no return. Siberia was for criminals and political enemies, where the punishment was unbelievably cruel, and where people died like flies."

6.

“He thought: How difficult it is to explain yourself to yourself. Sometimes there only is, and no knowing.”
Penguin

“He thought: How difficult it is to explain yourself to yourself. Sometimes there only is, and no knowing.”

7.

"You’re going to find yourself living among hard, violent people, some of whom are deranged. You’re going to be at risk every minute, day and night… There’s nowhere you can run to, because nobody cares."
Penguin

"You’re going to find yourself living among hard, violent people, some of whom are deranged. You’re going to be at risk every minute, day and night… There’s nowhere you can run to, because nobody cares."

8.

"They walked with a feeling of closeness for they knew that they were inviting trouble in walking together at all."
Penguin

"They walked with a feeling of closeness for they knew that they were inviting trouble in walking together at all."

9.

"It was all so confusing. Sometimes these opposite feelings swirled about inside Buddy’s mind until he wished he could open his head like a window and let it all go flying out."
Penguin

"It was all so confusing. Sometimes these opposite feelings swirled about inside Buddy’s mind until he wished he could open his head like a window and let it all go flying out."

10.

"I tell those old stories, but they’re not what I want to tell. I only know how I want people to feel when I tell them."
Penguin

"I tell those old stories, but they’re not what I want to tell. I only know how I want people to feel when I tell them."

11.

"Cities fell. Earth opened. Planets tilted. Stars plummeted. And the awful silence."
Penguin

"Cities fell. Earth opened. Planets tilted. Stars plummeted. And the awful silence."

12.

"It was the seventh day of July. Only five more days till the 'Glorious Twelfth'!"
Penguin

"It was the seventh day of July. Only five more days till the 'Glorious Twelfth'!"

13.

"Maybe we all want to burn off across the horizon, into space, perhaps, to take off into some unknown territory and meet ourselves out there. This book is a kind of journey, but I don't know yet where it's all going to end."
Penguin

"Maybe we all want to burn off across the horizon, into space, perhaps, to take off into some unknown territory and meet ourselves out there. This book is a kind of journey, but I don't know yet where it's all going to end."

14.

"It's amazing that the heart makes no noise when it cracks."
Penguin

"It's amazing that the heart makes no noise when it cracks."

15.

"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."
Penguin

"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."

16.

"The fierce exchange of questions and answers, the quest for perfect discipline – it had been infectious, and, in a way, mesmerizing. He had enjoyed his students' accomplishments."
Penguin

"The fierce exchange of questions and answers, the quest for perfect discipline – it had been infectious, and, in a way, mesmerizing. He had enjoyed his students' accomplishments."

17. The series is being published in the UK on 4th August 2016, and there will be 17 books to choose from, each priced £7.99.

"The possibility that hope comes out of hopelessness and that the opposite of things carry the seeds of birth – love out of hate, good out of evil. Didn't flowers grow out of dirt?"
Penguin

"The possibility that hope comes out of hopelessness and that the opposite of things carry the seeds of birth – love out of hate, good out of evil. Didn't flowers grow out of dirt?"

For more info visit the Penguin Young Adult website.

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