I heard about this book from a podcast that I listen to faithfully. They didn’t say a lot about it except that they enjoyed it and recommended that people read it for themselves. So, I thought it was a challenge… and added it to my list.
I was intrigued by the words on the cover, “Who’s who?” To me, that meant that I would be doing some detective work. This book was going to make me think. Yep, I like it already!
I guess the old saying is true, “People can see the very same thing and take different things from it.” It’s all about perception. Or is it?
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
This book is about three teenagers, who seem to be caught up in a love triangle. Midnight has been fawning over Poppy, who uses him for sex and nothing more. Midnight believes he’s truly in love with Poppy, but when he moves next door to Wink, his “love” for Poppy dissolves, which causes many problems.
Mean girl, Poppy, won’t leave Wink alone b/c she believes that Midnight still wants her. Wink isn’t fazed by Poppy’s behavior towards her even though it’s embarrassing. Midnight continuously askes Poppy to leave them both alone, but Poppy won’t let it go.
Seems that this is the typical, run of the mill, love triangle, right? Wrong.
Poppy is determined to make Wink look bad in Midnight’s eyes. So much so, that she decides to play a trick on Midnight, but little did he know that Wink had her own ideas to get back at Poppy… and BOOM! Something happens and everyone’s story is different.
The incident is detailed from each person’s point-of-view, but it’s the reader’s job to figure out who is telling the truth, what happened, and who is lying about the events that took place.
A good book is one that takes you through the highs and lows of the characters and allowing you to identify or relate to one while making it interesting along the way. With that said, I would say that this book is different from anything that I have read and reviewed thus far, but in a good way.
It was interesting and fascinating at some points, then dry and boring in other parts. It was almost a struggle to get through when I hit those dry parts, but I persisted b/c I wanted to know how it ended.
I would suggest that you read it, but not b/c I really liked it or not b/c I recommended it. Read it so that you can get a feel for the story being told in different ways, then flex your brain muscle to figure out which one is the liar, the hero, and the villain. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did. 😉