By: Emma Lord
Publication Date: January 31, 2020
Published By: Wednesday Books
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“It’s weird, how you have no idea how far you’ve come until suddenly you can’t find the way back.”
Pepper is the swim team captain, very smart, and is constantly competing with another classmate to be at the top of the class. Her parents are divorced and she lives in New York City with her mom. Her parents created Big League Burger, and now it’s possibly going to be franchised internationally. While she’s not the social media manager for the company, her mother requests a lot of her time helping out. Jack, another student at the same school, and a twin. His twin, Ethan, is the “golden boy,” while Jack is the class clown. He helps at his family’s deli. When Big League Burger steals grandma’s grilled cheese sandwich from the Deli, Pepper and Jack enter into a twitter war that turns viral. Meanwhile, on an app that Jack created, they are secretly talking without knowing it because the app keeps people anonymous. They seem to be falling for each other, but can they get over their rivalry?
This is such a cute, sweet young adult romance. I enjoyed the interesting take a modern day “problem” such as tweet wars. It was something that I haven’t read before. Emma Lord did a great job with Pepper’s personality, especially when she was anonymous on the app. She had such sass, spunk, and sarcasm. I also loved how Ethan and Jack were polar opposites, but were very similar as well. And the back story behind the two eateries was great! Young adults that read this book will relate to the book easily – the atmosphere in high school, the pressure to get good grades, college applications etc… The ONLY thing I didn’t like (probably because I’m too old to be reading this book) is that there were a few slang terms that I didn’t quite understand at first. One I had to look up, and the second I didn’t realize what it meant until later on in the book. If you’re looking for a cute, lighthearted read, then this is the right book for you!