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Book Review: Wink Poppy Midnight (Julia)

Title: Wink Poppy Midnight
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Reviewer: Julia


"Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret....Two girls. One boy. One summer. One bad thing. What really happened? Someone knows. Someone is lying."                                                                           
[from the Synopsis of Wink Poppy Midnight]
Wink Poppy Midnight is very interesting to read, and while you may think that you know what is going on in the book, trust me: you don't. There is more going on then you'll think.

This novel is told from three characters' points of views: Wink, Poppy, and Midnight. Wink is the girl who lives on the farm with her many siblings and mother, and believes in spirits and readings and doesn't care much about what others think. Poppy is the beautiful girl whom almost everyone--including herself--loves. However, she is "ugly on the inside". Midnight is the boy who moves across the street from Wink and is caught in the middle of it all. In the middle of what, you ask? Well, you'll have to find out. ;)

In all honesty, after reading Wink Poppy Midnight, I didn't know what to think. The ending quite took me by surprise. The clues are subtle (unlike some Nancy Drew books and other mysteries that I have read), making it more difficult to predict the outcome and the truth about what really is going on. However, once I did discover the truth, it all made sense. The outcome, on the other hand, was a little less satisfying.

I'll have to be honest and tell you that I wasn't completely satisfied with the ending of the book. I was glad due to some events, but I was a little torn on others. I should probably accept that some books just end like this and not everything will always have to be perfect, and I doubt that there will be a sequel to this book, but if there was, I would surely read it! 

This book became popular on bookstagram. What's another bookstagram fave? Everything Everything.
"Everything Everything. This amazing book's main character is Madeline, or Maddy, Whittier. She has a rare condition that keeps her inside all her life, because she will die if she comes in contact with the world. When a boy her age, Olly, moves in next door, her whole world changes for good." Read more

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  1. That's a bummer when a book has an unsatisfying ending! It kind of ruins the whole reading experience.

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