Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke is a YA Mystery novel.
“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 is lying.“
Wink Poppy Midnight is a story told between three POVs that even I was having trouble figuring out.
I can honestly say that even with this book finished, I had a hard time trying to piece everything together. All I can say for sure is that this book surrounds a lot of bullying, strong language, and characters that I am not particularly fond of.
Trying to get into the story was hard enough that I lost interest multiple times. The writing style was decent but the content I read was more on the “blah” side.
I will say that as I listened to the story, the narrator’s voices for the characters strongly matches their personalities which sort-of made the book a little easier to get through.
Ultimately, I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars. The first half was really confusing and also contributed to me not liking the book very much. And there is one particular character that I did not like at all and I just wanted to slap her across my headphones. Which in a way, I think the author did a great job in conveying her particular personality into the story, but again, it didn’t contribute to me liking this book further.
Published: 22 March 2016
Publisher: Dial Books
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
How I Read It: Audiobook
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