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Friday, April 29, 2016
WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT by April Genevieve Tucholke
Published March 22nd 2016 by Dial Books Read: April 2016 How I Got It: Purchased Hardcover (256 pages) from Amazon
Midnight had a fling with Poppy, but realized she’s a bully with
feelings for someone else. So when he moved two miles away from Poppy (across
the street from Wink), he thought he could finally be free of her. But, when he starts to
fall for the “strange” girl across the street, Poppy gets jealous. Wink becomes
a target for Poppy, and is picked on and plotted against. However, Wink and
Midnight decide to turn the tables on Poppy, but at what cost?
The book’s tagline regarding a hero, a villain, and a liar
keeps readers guessing and making predictions throughout. However, readers will
find that it is not that simple, and a person is never just one thing. The
mystery aspect is alluring and admittedly entertaining, and April Genevieve
Tucholke’s writing is lyrical and fitting to the world she has created.
The book has been talked about a lot throughout the
YA community, but it did not live up to the hype. Wink, Poppy, Midnight made a
good effort but was ultimately unsatisfying. Readers would be better off
reading the comparisons of E. Lockhart’s We
Were Liars or Michelle Hodkin’s The
Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.