January 21, 2020

Book Review: Tweet Cute

If you’re a long-time blog reader, you will not at all be surprised to learn that I adored Tweet Cute.
(Also, if you’re new, hi, hello, so happy to have you here! I hope you’ll stick around.)

Tweet Cute is Emma Lord’s debut novel, a young adult contemporary romantic comedy about two teens (Pepper and Jack) who manage the Twitter accounts for their family’s respective food businesses (Pepper’s family created Big League Burger, while Jack’s family owns a deli) and find themselves head to head online. The two of them also attend the same private school and, unknown to them, have become confidantes via an anonymous chat app.

Based on this description alone, you can likely imagine the shenanigans that ensue. Lord does a great job balancing the humor and heart of this story as it unfolds, and I found myself smiling, cringing and tearing up in turn. The story is also set in New York City, which automatically made it even more special to read. And Lord goes out of her way to mention so much delicious food (Grilled cheese! Milkshakes! Monster Cakes! Kitchen Sink Macaroons! I just want them all!) that inspired major cravings.

But what truly makes Tweet Cute special, and what personally sold me on it, were our two main characters: Pepper and Jack. They both felt like real people that I would’ve been friends with as a teen. I really appreciated the individuality afforded to them both, as well as the fact that they each had to go through an entire process of understanding themselves and their relationships better as the novel progressed. There were specific aspects for each that I found relatable (Pepper sorting out what she actually wants versus what she thinks is expected of her; Jack dealing with internal upheaval over how his parents treat him versus their treatment of his twin) too, and that certainly helped me really get invested in each of their stories. (Also, their friendship and romance is the cutest thing ever, and I am on the #PepperJack ship for sure.)

I’m really just here to affirm that this novel is delightful! It’s one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2020, hands down, and I am very much looking forward to anything Lord will be releasing next.

Tweet Cute is out today, January 21, 2020, and published by Wednesday Books.
I received an e-galley via NetGalley from the publisher for review.


  1. We felt exactly the same way about this one! Such a cute novel!!

  2. This sounds adorable! Definitely have to pick it up :]

    -Heather | Nerdy By Nature Blog


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