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 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.
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