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Review: Tweet Cute – Emma Lord

After hearing a lot of good things about Tweet Cute, I was very excited to read this book. It was a highly anticipated one on my list. On my birthday in April, I received the book (twice!) as a gift. I was very happy to finally be able to read this book!

What is the book about?

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. 

What did I think of it?

First, let me discuss the characters. I think that – throughout the book – all characters (but mostly the main characters) went through a serious character development. Throughout the pages, they got to know each other and themselves better and better.

There were also quite some characters from who I thought that they were pretty toxic. One of those characters is Pepper’s mom. She expects so much of her daughter, and doesn’t even realize what these expectations do to Pepper. In the end, the author did come up with a good way to explain some of the toxicity.

Then: the story. I thought the story was absolutely adorable. It contains so much little twists, that it keeps being interesting to read. At times, I couldn’t put the book down. The fact that the pages included ‘screenshots’ of the tweets and the chats was a fun variation. It made some pages quicker to read, which made that I flew through the book quite quickly.

I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4,5 stars.

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