Published by Dial Books on March 22nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Magical Realism
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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 knows.Someone is lying.
Okay this is one book that is going to be super hard to review. Not because it’s confusing. But because I don’t want to give anything away. This is a story told in 3 perspectives. Wink, is a weird redheaded girl, who comes from a strange family. Poppy, a gorgeous blonde who is spoiled and a major bitch. And Midnight is the boy between the girls. I personally think Midnight is a pretentious teenager who lived next to Poppy and then moved next to Wink. He also compares Wink and Poppy a lot which I think is unfair cause they are so different. But then again he also compares himself to his older half brother, Alabama.
Which one is the hero? Which one is the villain? That’s the question. Now, I really loved Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Tucholke. But this one… I don’t really know what to make of it… Hence why my review is going to be short, vague, and probably confusing, because that’s exactly how WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT was. It was weird, short, vague, confusing. And what the hell happened? Like I get it, but at the same time I have so much more questions than answers after reading this book.
If you’re in the mood for a weird story with quick short chapters and beautiful writing but will leave you confused or questioning at the end, then this is the book for you.