Friday, October 7, 2016

Wink Poppy Midnight

Wink Poppy Midnight
April Genevieve Tucholke
Dial Books, 2016
Source: Library
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
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.
 


What I loved most about Wink Poppy Midnight was the characters’ unique names. I really had to pay attention as to which character was which, but I didn’t mind because the names were so fun. I wish I was half as creative as the author. It’s a quick, engaging read and keeps the reader guessing. If the reader doesn’t like uncertainty or surprises, they won’t like this book. But I do, so I did. Enjoy!

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