Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Published: March 22, 2016
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.
Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.
What really happened?
Someone is lying.
I’m not gonna lie: I didn’t get this book. Y’all know that I’m a pretty shallow person and it’s easy for me to miss deep stuff, and I think I may have missed some stuff in this book. I enjoyed reading it, and I couldn’t wait to find out how it ended, which is why I gave it 4 stars. I think this was about a girl who got lost in fairy tales and couldn’t live in reality. Add in some teenager drama, some romance, some mystery, and you have Wink Poppy Midnight. And this is another one of those books that I can’t give much info because then I’ll give away too much. I would suggest going into this book with very little info, the way I suggested to read an E. Lockhart book.
So, I’ll just say that I did enjoy reading it, I may not have “gotten it” but it was an interesting read. I also liked Midnight. He’s a smart kid who, I believe, will mature into a smart adult. There is some language and some adult themes, but nothing too graphic, so I’d say this is safe to read for older teens. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a different read. It was easy, but it was just different.