Title: The Torrid Teens
Author: Orrie Hitt
Cover artist: Uncredited
Best things about this cover:
- Home. Run.
- Too many great things to list. The title! The garters! The menacing shadow men! I mean, I realize that this painting depicts what appears to be a sexual assault in progress, and obviously sexual assault is bad, but as sensational covers go, this one is gold.
- This book should be called "Everyone's Hands Were Awesome." A triad of terrifically expressive hands.
- "You told ma you'd be home for dinner at 6, and as you can clearly see from my visible watch face, it's almost 6:30. Why must you succumb to vileness and the twisted desire to stay out past dinner time?"
Best things about this back cover:
- One of the ugliest line drawings I've ever seen on a paperback cover. Reeks of Dickensian squalor.
- I think he's trying to do this trick where he lights a match using only his teeth and her breast.
- Why does honesty always have to be so brutal? What did we ever do to honesty?
"The kids in the gang were pretty good to you," he said. "They could have told the cops you were with them on the rumble, but they didn't. That could have hurt you a lot and I don't think it would have made your mother very happy."
Little did he know that her mother was actually a long-time subscriber to "Rumble Fancier" magazine.
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