Marketers (and Redditors) use “click bait” titles like the one above because they work to drive traffic and interest in seeing what lays beyond. Of course, there’s a fine line between an exciting headline and an outright exaggeration of the truth, and most click bait pieces belong in the latter.
CollegeHumor took it upon themselves to show people what certain popular book covers would be like if their original titles were replaced with click bait ones. Starting with Charlotte’s Web…
From young adult fiction series like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games to classic works like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, CollegeHumor leaves few titles untouched. Most of the click bait versions are pretty spot on.
You can check out more covers in the gallery below.
[via Laughing Squid]