Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (Book Review)

Title: Tweet Cute

Author: Emma Lord

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Pages: 368 pages

Two opposites turn into anonymous rivals in a Twitter war while becoming friends in a anonymous chat app. Pepper, the swim team captain, perfectionist, type A personality, and daughter of the owner of a massive fast food chain ― Big League Burger gets into an all out viral Twitter war with Jack, her complete opposite. Unlike Pepper, Jack is spontaneous, good-humored, and known as the class clown. However, he is also the son of a small family-run deli ― Girl Cheesing, coincidentally the arch-enemy of Big League Burger. 

It’s all fun and games until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re bickering with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

It also happens that people are shipping them as their chemistry escalates. 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.

Oh my, my cheeks did a full on workout from smiling throughout the whole book! Tweet Cute has the kind of characters that stick with your mind for the whole day. Without even knowing it, you’re basically engrossed with the development of their relationship. Emma Lord’s characters are like puzzle pieces perfectly fit for each other. Pepper and Jack both have empty voids which only they can fill. I can’t tell you how perfect they are for each other! What makes it more adorable is that they aren’t even aware of it!

Throughout the novel, Pepper and Jack are constantly being gravitated towards each other like magnets. Their connection is so adorable because they bring out the best in each other. Truth be told, the romance has always been within them, it’s just that THEY DON’T KNOW! Only Pepper and Jack understands each other in a whole another level. When they look at each others’ eyes, they know the other person’s desires. When they exchange jokes, only the both of them realize how funny it is. Contradictory to its premise, I think this book leans more into the friends to lovers trope, which I love!

Romance aside, did I also mention that they are REAL AND NOT ONE DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS! Pepper is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. Considering her competitive and overachieving demeanor, she hid her vulnerabilities by suppressing them under a mask when she transferred school to New York. This eventually crumbles when she learns that it was her against the world all along. It’s very realistic, relatable, and significant among high school students. Jack, on the other hand, feels overshadowed by his gifted identical twin brother, Ethan. Ethan is popular, loved, and acknowledged by many. Thus, their father expects different things from them; Ethan achieving his dreams outside the family business while Jack taking over their family’s deli. Pressure and expectations are imposed upon Pepper and Jack which shapes them not only to be perfect for each other, but also acknowledged and appreciated by the readers.

One word; ADORABLE! There was a point where I was just screaming for them to kiss and declare their love for each other. Fate has brought them together and there is so denying that they are meant for each other. The romance in this book is the type of romance that gives you heart eyes and butterflies on your stomach. Their banters and bickers were so witty that it was straight up flirting at its finest. Their Twitter war wasn’t the only factor of the development of their relationship, but also the anonymous app Jack built.

From the start, they instantly connect, understand, and relate with each other given each others’ circumstances. Since their personalities contradict each other, there was something so compelling about them. Nothing gets better when friendship turns into romantic relationship, especially for Jack and Pepper! Unconsciously, they have been on each others’ back through the ups and downs of their lives. They pushed each other for improvement, encouraged each other when afraid, and acknowledged each others’ vulnerabilities.



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