books Original Book Covers and the Movie Reissue Covers That Ruined Them  

Katie Mach
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List Rules Vote up the books that got the worst movie poster cover treatment.

Books are great, and sometimes movie versions of books are great, too. But some things are sacred, and book covers are one of those things. Movie poster reissue covers can be done well, but they rarely are. Some are poorly designed, while others just feel like a revision of the novel itself.

This list of the worst movie poster book covers contains the biggest offenders of this crime. Whether the original cover was beautifully designed, memorable, or even nostalgic, these new covers just couldn't match them.


Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Original Book Covers and the Movie Reissue Covers That Ruined Them
Photo: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc./Puffin Books

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As I Lay Dying


As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Original Book Covers and the Movie Reissue Covers That Ruined Them
Photo: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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#14 on 102 Books Recommended by Stephen King

#27 on The Greatest American Novels

#57 on The Best Oprah Book Club Books

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The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Original Book Covers and the Movie Reissue Covers That Ruined Them
Photo: Pocket Books

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#47 on The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

#12 on The Best Books for Teens

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Ella Enchanted


Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Original Book Covers and the Movie Reissue Covers That Ruined Them
Photo: HarperTrophy

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#26 on Novels with the Best Love Stories

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