I’ll be honest, Wink Poppy Midnight was a total cover-buy for me. And title. I mean, those are some pretty cute words. So hip. So wow. To be fair, I had no idea what plot of this story was when I first jumped into it. However, this story you pretty hard right off the back!


Goodreads summary for Wink Poppy Midnight:

Every story needs a hero; a villain; 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 Review for Wink Poppy Midnight:


First of all, I have no idea what the plot of this story was. Haha. I got to the end, after enjoying the read, and realized I had no idea what the point was, or what had even really happened. I don’t know if I just wasn’t picking up on it since I mostly read it in two long car rides, but I didn’t really catch on to what the “point” of the story was.

However, I do know that I did really enjoy the reading experience overall.


Honestly, I loved the characters. Wink, Poppy, and Midnight are all so different from one another. It’s very interesting to see how they get tangled up in a web together. They’re very different personality-wise, and read very differently in their respective “chapters”.


Lastly, nothing much happens until about midway through the book. Tucholke wrote it so lightly, and the character sections are so relatively brief that it doesn’t feel like a slow read.


All in all, I really liked the book if only to see how the characters relate to one another and understand what’s “really going on”. Even if I didn’t necessarily understand the plot or point of the story. In the end, I’ll be honest and say that I did enjoy reading it.

I give Wink Poppy Midnight almost a 4/5 stars. It’s close.

4 stars

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3 thoughts on “Review: Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

  1. I was debating buying this as well (totally as a cover buy, not gonna lie), but I wasn’t sure how great the story would be because the blurb didn’t appeal to me.

    1. Well, I think it’s probably going to be a matter of taste for those who enjoy versus those who dislike this book. Have you read The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass? I would say that this book gave me similar vibes as that, in terms of descriptive feeling and kind of “airy” plot and story. Like I said in my review, while I was reading this story I didn’t really see any plot, but I think that might be the point of it? It’s really a story more about being invested in the characters and just being interested in their personalities and relationships to one another enough to continue reading about them. If you see it in stores, read through the first couple of pages and see if the characters are intriguing enough for you!

      1. Thanks for the tip! I will definitely read a bit of it next time I go to Target. I haven’t read The Cresswell Plot, but maybe if I like this one I’ll go read that as well 😉

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