Wink Poppy Midnight
April Genevieve Tucholke
Dial Books (2016)
There are stories about character, and there are stories about plot and then there are stories where the words are the point altogether. For me, I think, Wink Poppy Midnight is the latter. Steeped in beautiful language, readers will be lulled into a fairy tale-like story with heroes and villains and the gray places in between. It is a contemporary, but only in that there are no paranormal elements. The characters live in a place where people still write letters and children play outside all day without a tether to any technology whatsoever. If the setting is meant to be a real place, I would say that this a dismal failure. The characters aren’t necessarily lovable, but that is subjective. We all have different personalities and tastes and there were things the characters did that I found to be completely unbelievable and unlikable, but that is based on my own experiences and you might have feel totally different.

Side note: There is an awesome recipe for pumpkin hot chocolate that I am definitely stealing.

Dive into it and let me know what you think!

This book is perfect for:

  • Lovers of fairy-tales
  • Anyone itching for a prose fix
  • People who like quiet contemporary novels
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