The Vow by Jessica Martinez
Release: October 15, 2013 from Simon Pulse
No one has ever believed that Mo and Annie are just friends. How can a guy and a girl really be best friends?
Then the summer before senior year, Mo’s father loses his job, and by extension his work visa. Instantly, life for Annie and Mo crumbles. Although Mo has lived in America for most of his life, he’ll be forced to move to Jordan. The prospect of leaving his home is devastating, and returning to a world where he no longer belongs terrifies him.Desperate to save him, Annie proposes they tell a colossal lie—that they are in love. Mo agrees because marrying Annie is the only way he can stay. Annie just wants to keep her best friend, but what happens when it becomes a choice between saving Mo and her own chance at real love?
I have praised numerous covers here on this Before I Read feature. Most of those that I spotlight are pretty-gorgeous, even-and there is a lot to be said for that. However, a handful of covers go beyond that description and become not only eye-catching, but meaningful. And this is one belongs to the latter group.
Whoever designed it is a genius.