Book Review: Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Dial Books Published March 22, 2016 247 Pages
Dial Books
Published March 22, 2016
247 Pages

Poppy is the manipulative bully that used Midnight, the innocent boy, who feel for Poppy. Wink is the neighbor no one in town wants to get to know that is until Midnight sees her up and close. 

Something bad happens but who is telling the truth. 

I took a risk with this book. I say that because I wasn’t over the heels with the author’s first book Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaBut I was given a sample of this book and I was interested enough to continue reading.

I was sucked into this story and was fascinated by the three characters. I loved the fact the author decided to use three different points of view as opposed to two or one.  What made the book for me was the characters and how they interacted with each other.

There was holes in the plot. It was as if the author didn’t want to get too deep into individual stories. I can see why but it would been nice for Midnight to have some more depth and the same with Poppy. Wink had enough back story to hold throughout the entire book. I liked her. I liked Midnight until the end. And Poppy was just a perfect character to push things along. Also the author places a spotlight on family but decides to skim over Poppy’s and Midnight’s family. This was very noticeable.

I didn’t like the ending not because of the twist but Midnight was unexpected in a not so favorable way. I say that because he didn’t change; all he did was avoid and although he didn’t feel entitled to anything, he was selfish and I can’t get over that. Wink, what I didn’t like about her, was she allowed too much to happen with her emotions, I don’t exactly know her end game and that is what is getting to me, hours after reading this book. Poppy despite the horrible decisions she did to those that actually looked at her, for her, she got what she wanted at the end and I didn’t agree with that.

The pace of the novel was great, I was able to read and be engaged throughout the entire book. Some predictability was there but not overall.

This was the better book than her first two. I can see the growth and I can see the details in characters. I was memorized by them and yes, I want more and better decisions with the book but I am a happy camper.

3.5 Pickles

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