A quintessential millennial/Gen Z love story! This super cute YA novel comes out on Jan 21, 2020. Keep reading for my full book review of Tweet Cute.
Thanks to Wednesday Books for sending me this eBook in exchange for a book review of Tweet Cute!
If you like GIFS, Twitter wars, young adult novels, chatting on apps, cute love stories, high school drama or food, you’ll love reading Tweet Cute! Tweet Cute is an adorable journey through social media, parents’ expectations, and finding love in the most unexpected places. Pepper and Jack go to the same high school, but as the respective class know-it-all and class clown they rarely cross paths. At least until they discover they’re on opposing sides of a Twitter war between an international burger chain and a local sandwich shop.
Once they agree to go all out in their Twitter feud, they can’t seem to stop spending time together. Pepper and Jack are both unsure of their feelings though, since they’ve each been chatting with an anonymous someone else on their school’s unofficial app. Will their friendship become something more or will their online feud turn into a real life issue?
My Review of Tweet Cute
I couldn’t get enough of this YA love story! It’s a fun ride through memes, GIFs, apps, and social media. While the bantering and rivalry are entertainment on the surface, there’s also a healthy dose of learning to go after your dreams and the importance of real communication. The school Pepper and Jack attend is ruthless and demanding and we can see Pepper get caught up in that with detrimental consequences. I was one of those overachievers, so I loved that she realizes getting good grades is important but not everything.
It’s also refreshing to read a story where social media plays a helpful role in bringing kids together. The anonymous app is appropriately monitored to shut down hateful comments and it actually brings about positive changes like the formation of study groups.
It’s obviously hilarious reading about the memes and GIFs Jack and Pepper come up with as well! Who doesn’t love a Mean Girls reference in the book they’re reading?? I’m admittedly not the most savvy “internet-er” but even I recognized most of the references they made 🙂
Tweet Cute is a wonderful addition to the YA genre and will certainly be one of my favorite 2020 reads!
Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time
she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the
University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so
nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, grilled
cheese, and a whole lot of love. Her sun sign is Hufflepuff, but she is a Gryffindor rising. TWEET CUTE is
her debut novel. You can find her geeking out online at @dilemmalord on Twitter.
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