Review: Wink Poppy Midnight
I read the first few chapters (I can’t remember exactly how many) of this book last Fall for some promo, and I was instantly hooked and immediately pre-ordered the book. April Genevieve Tucholk’s writing is so lyrical and mesmerizing. You start reading, thinking you know where the story is going but then something comes along to completely change your view.
There are three main characters of the story: Wink, Poppy and Midnight. They all narrate throughout the book, giving you glimpses here and there that don’t start to fully form the picture until the very end. I love Wink and her sense of being a misfit and owning it. She loves books and fairytales and seems to let herself get caught up in them. Midnight moves in next to Wink and a friendship forms as Midnight is trying to escape his somewhat codependent relationship with Poppy, the local it girl who on the surface is cruel and a bully.
This book isn’t long, coming in at just under 250 pages, but the writing has such a dreamy quality, that you still feel like you’re in this world with these characters long after you finish reading. This book is full of mystery and intrigue and it leaves you guessing until the very end. To me, this is the perfect book for a summer vacation.
My favorite line: “All the strangest things are true.”
My favorite visual: The strawberries really stuck with me.
My rating: 4 stars
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