if YA covers were advertisements |

I know I can’t be the only one who believes that a lot of YA covers are really subliminal marketing messages for products put out there for market research…right? Because if they are — marketing people, YOU ARE BRILLIANT.

Below are a few covers I’ve pulled from my cover stash that I feel may be YA covers posing as product advertisements. You never can be too careful, right? For all we know P&G could be pulling some major puppet strings here.

You can’t not tell me this cover isn’t an ad for lipstick.


I can spot a self-defense class ad when I see one.


Just say yes to Clear Eyes.


You could be skinnier, y’know.


Why you need to start using detangling conditioner.


Why you need to start using Awesome Hair shampoo.


I see what you did there, Chick-fil-A.


I’m just looking out for the good of all of us, dear readers. Cover art could actually be covert art. So remember that the next time you see a SGiPD cover. That cover model may just be helping to test the waters for a new Valentino line.

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