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wink poppy midnight review



wink poppy midnight by april genevieve tucholke

overall rating: 3.3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

characters: 3.5

character development: 3

plot: 3.5

writing: 3.5

romance: 3

genre: YA, contemporary, mystery

synopsis

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 knows.

Someone is lying.

my thoughts:

wink poppy midnight was bibliophile academy’s april book, and when i saw it at my school library, i jumped at the chance to read it. i’d been seeing it everywhere, so i was pretty excited to start.

the characters are pretty unique—they all have distinct personalities, and i like that you can see things from different perspectives. however, some aspects of the narration are too similar, such as overlap between different perspectives. the character development is well done for some characters, but not so much for others.

the plot is okay, but it didn’t really captivate me. it moves pretty slowly, so it’s a little hard to get through. however, i liked the plot twist at the end—probably the best part of the plot. the writing is okay, but somewhat repetitive, and i wasn’t a huge fan of it.

the romance is also very average. the characters definitely lacked chemistry, and i didn’t really feel anything toward the characters.

overall, wink poppy midnight was a pretty disappointing read, and it didn’t meet my expectations.

goodreads || book depository

have you read this? what did you think?

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