I love the idea of a bright cover, and all the saturated rainbow colors and whatnot.
But when I look at Zooey, I think two words: Brenda Walsh. From the cut of her hair to the fact that, due to a combo of position and lighting, one side of her face looks suddenly lopsided in a way deeply reminiscent of Ms. Shannen Doherty. She also looks bored, fatigued, and maybe a little smug about how bored and fatigued she is. Like ennui is the new black — or, I guess, the new red. Seriously, the big red dress with the bow, and Zooey’s natural personality, could’ve combined for a really lively cover and instead it’s like they shot her while she was leaning against a counter taking a smoothie break.