Wink. Poppy. Midnight. They are three teenagers - two girls and a boy, respectively - trying to sort out who they are and how they fit into the fairytale narrative that seems to be unfurling around them. Poppy wants to be at the center of the story. Wink is determined to shape the plot to her liking. Midnight longs to know how to be a hero. When Midnight moves from the suburbs to the countryside, he's hoping to leave his toxic relationship with Poppy behind him. He thinks that Wink - the odd girl in the chaotic house next door - might be just the catalyst he needs to move on. Wink is happy to help, but she has motivations of her own. And then there's Poppy. Poppy has entirely different plans for all of them. Like April Genevieve Tucholke's previous books, Wink Poppy Midnight is dark and twisting, with surprises that are slow to unfurl. At its heart, this is a book moved by its characters as they explore the dual nature of humanity. We can all be heroes; we can all be villains - the hard part is figuring out which part you play.
Lies, secrets, and social dynamics impact a triangle involving mysterious neighbor girl Wink, manipulative high school queen bee Poppy, and Midnight, the sweet but uncertain boy caught between them.