Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Tweet Cute’.

How is everyone feeling about Mondays now? I feel like I live in such a bubble, still being very much in self-isolation, but even if I’m not doing “Monday activities”, they still feel like Mondays. So, what better way to brighten up the start of our week than with a fun YA novel?? I love a good YA book.

The latest read from Blanche’s Book Club is “Tweet Cute” by Emma Lord. Here’s the scoop:

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.

I saw this book in the spring and knew I had to read it because on top of it being YA, I love a food-centered plot.

The book moves its POV, which has always been difficult for me, so there were times when I was getting confused, but… other than that I thought this book was really cute.

Having been a social media manager and a digital marketer for many years, I could relate to some of the drama happening on Twitter between the two characters.

This book had a lot of hype around it, and while it’s not the best YA I’ve ever read, it was a good palette cleanser after reading “American Dirt”. The next book Blanche’s Book Club will be reading is “In Five Years” by Rebecca Serle.

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