Similar concepts for a book cover interpreted in two very different ways. Zadie Smith is one of my favorite writers (I even named my protagonist in TMD after her, using her birth name of Sadie) and I've been hearing really good things about Danielle Evan's debut story collection. A new favorite in the making?
I completely prefer typography covers to the photo-heavy ones that seem to dominate the YA section. These just look timeless and classic to me. They'll never look dated.