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Wink Poppy Midnight: A YA Book Review

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke is a YA mystery. It is told from the three different perspectives of the three main characters: Wink, Poppy, and Midnight. The character development is strong. Poppy is unlikeable (as she should be), Midnight is a misguided push-over, and then there’s wink also known as Feral Bell. The strength of this book rests in the solid development of Wink and her eccentric family. Clues are dropped throughout the book to lead the reader to the conclusion to the mystery. At times, the language is a bit metaphorical, but overall the writing is more lyrical than anything. At the heart of this book, is its messages. One about being true to yourself and who you are in order to find happiness—even if it means confronting your own inner demons. The second being how all of our lives are intertwined and how one affects another. Overall, I gave this book four stars and it makes for a quick read at 247 pages (I see 256 pages on Amazon, but mine was a library copy perhaps counting the difference). This book is published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin.

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