Author: Emma Lord
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Romance
Publisher: Wednesday Books
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.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for gifting me an advanced copy and allowing me to take part in this blog tour! My opinions are my own and were not influenced by this opportunity.
I will be the first to admit that I don’t tend to read contemporary, and especially Young Adult contemporary at that. BUT, one of my goals for 2020 is to branch out of my comfort zone and what better way to do that than with Tweet Cute! This book has it all; witty banter, family drama, an adorable romance, and wonderful friendships.
One of the main praises I have for this book is that there was no insta-love (YAY!). The relationship that was formed was done organically and naturally through cute texts, Twitter, in person of course, and just social media in general. The world has changed with the boom of social media and because of that relationships and friendships have changed along with it. It was a fun ride watching it all unfold for these sassy teens. I especially liked that because the world has changed so much we got to see the pressures that teens are placed under these days and how they cope with it.
Emma’s take on the world online and teens felt authentic and true. I never got the feeling that anything was cliche or over the top which I think can be difficult for an adult to capture, so major props to you Emma for keeping it real 👏🏼 I think what made this book feel true was that we were given both POV of Pepper and Jack. I love having more than one POV so you can really see what the other person is thinking, why they act the way they do, all of it.
This book was filled to the brim with hilarious (and also VIRAL!) tweets, cuteness, and witty banter. But it also had a soft sweet side full of layers and depth that I wasn’t anticipating!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.