Title: Wink Poppy Midnight
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary
Date Read: May 20, 2016
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.
All the strangest things are true.
Wink Poppy Midnight.
The cover tells me this would be some sort of horror story.
2 girls and one boy caught in between.
The synopsis made me think this would be a love story.
But after reading this book, I realized this wasn’t a horror story. This wasn’t a love story either.
Wink Poppy Midnight made me feel strange things. Things that gave me sudden goosebumps. The author wrote it so poetically, like a children’s bedtime story, I was caught off guard with that twist near the end. There were times that I had to go back a few pages to understand things, because yes, there were parts where the story gets highly confusing. You’ll suddenly find yourself asking, “wait, what?”
But I get it. I do. I understood the important parts of the story, and oh my gods. Goosebumps.
I honestly cannot understand how I feel after the end of this book. It was so confusing, yet so easy to understand. The characters were just as slightly confusing, with their mysterious personalities, but they’ll grow on you. The book just hooks you in and grips you hard. I couldn’t let go. I had to finish reading it no matter what. This book was so strange, and yet here I am, finished it in less than 8 hours, and writing about how I loved it.
We were like the three Fates, weaving the story together, threads of gold, red, and midnight blue.
I guess if there’s one more thing this book has reminded me of yet again, is that some people are not always who we thought they were.
The hero is not always just.
The villain is not really evil.
And secrets will never remain a secret.
Do I sound mysterious yet? lol
The best heroes had a bit of evil in them, to make the good shine all the more for being next to it.
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