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Book Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Title: Tweet Cute

Author: Emma Lord

Publisher: Wednesday Books, January 2020 -Young Adult

Good Reads Summary:

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

Lizz’s Review:

Tweet Cute is about a story about a boy and a girl who come from different backgrounds and are not fans of each other at all. Pepper is an overachiever who struggles with juggling the responsibility of her family that has broken apart. Jack is 1/2 of twins but the one no one cares about who struggles with the look of disappointment from others when they realize he isn’t his brother. One thing they both have in common? They are running their family’s business twitter accounts and have started a meme war between the two. They both find solace in an app where they can anonymously chat with others..and both find solace with each other even though they don’t know who is on the other side of the screen. 

I was super excited to read this book because I was seeing everyone talk about it and share it. I wouldn’t say it isn’t worth the hype because I did enjoy the book but I guess it fell flat for me in a lot of ways. The story itself was too predictable..to the point that I didn’t even need to finish reading it. I guess you could say that with a lot of books but I had a lack of attachment with the characters so it made it less appealing to keep reading. I did enjoy a lot of the interactions with the main characters especially anytime Jack calls Pepper “Pepperoni.” The memes and tweets included were funny and very current so that was a fun factor as well. I honestly think I would have enjoyed this book months ago but now with the current situation of our country, I think I want something with more substance and meaning. I know not everyone feels that way because an escape is always good but I think for me personally it was just a miss! 

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