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Part 1: Wink Poppy Midnight

These next reviews will be written as a three part writing project for myself. It came to me while I was thinking about all the different books I have read in the past months, and how books that are so absolutely different, can still become confused in my brain. How I mix up characters and plots from books that I have read in quick succession, even though each one was poignant and interesting in their own right. 

A few months ago I was having a book talk with my book club, and I started talking about a pivotal scene that was so upsetting and shocking, and how it had made me feel... and my entire book club was just staring back at me.... blank stares in their eyes. That hadn't happened, they said... But I was so sure of myself! Of COURSE IT HAPPENED I READ IT!... somewhere else... Obviously I was wrong,( not my favorite state of being) but that didn't mean that section of the novel I had mixed up still wasn't something to be discussed. I just need to better distinguish what I read. And make sure I was talking about the right book at the right time... oops! Hopefully these book reviews will help me remember, and quite possibly entice you to pick up one of the following books the next time you are in the library. 

The three books I had so easily mixed up are all completely different, except for a few specific details. All the books are about teenagers in high school, all contain bullying and manipulation, and all bring to light the difficulties teenagers in today's society may face. They are the following:

Wink Poppy Midnight by, April Genevieve Tucholke

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If I Was you Girl by, Meredith Russo 


The Female of the Species by, Mindy McGinnis


Anyone who has already read the three above novels may find it difficult to connect them in any sort of theme, but that was my exact problem. Each held such emotion that I got caught up, and let the lines of my memory blur. I hope one of these books strikes your fancy, as ALL of them are fabulous reads.

Now, let's talk specifically about Wink Poppy Midnight. 

Written by April Genevieve Tucholke, Wink Poppy Midnight is written from the point of view of three teens, Wink, a red-headed outcast who lives on a farm with her equally strange family. Poppy, the obviously villainous teenage high school royalty. And Midnight, the confused boy who is in love with both of them. 

Midnight and Poppy have a history, not that anyone at school would know anything about it. But after yet another dumping by Poppy, Midnight meets Wink, the girl he just moved across from. Wink strongly believes in fairy tales, and Midnight is going to be her perfect Hero. 

The tagline, "Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret." brings up thoughts of Pretty Little Liars, and Gossip Girl. Secrets propel them, and you never know when this suspenseful thriller will challenge everything you thought you knew about these three mixed up teenagers. 

April Genevieve Tucholke knows how to weave this story in a way that draws you in. Completely page turning this thriller is one you may want to dedicate an entire evening or rainy day to. So grab a warm cup of tea and get comfortable, because you won't want to leave the pages of this story until you know each and every secret. 

Happy Reading, 

Mrs. Coe

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*Keep a Look out for PART 2! If I Was Your Girl*