by Emma Lord
Reviewed by: Rachel Maggard
Imagine a modern day version of You’ve Got Mail. Instead of two people getting to know each other via an anonymous chat group on dial up internet, there are two high school seniors getting to know each other via an anonymous chat app.
Imagine a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet (minus the tragic ending). Instead of an ancient grudge between two families…well, there are two families in this book. And there is a grudge, but it is close to 20 years old so not quite ancient.
Meet Pepper and Jack. They both live in NYC, go to the same private school, and their families own businesses. Pepper’s mom’s restaurant, Big League Burger, has recently become a chain and Jack’s family owns a local deli. Pepper’s mom relies heavily on her to run the restaurant’s twitter account and Jack is trying to convince his dad to allow the deli to have a social media presence. When Big League Burger steals a grilled cheese recipe from the small family deli, Jack can’t help but tweet about it. And Pepper’s mom insists that Pepper reply. And so a twitter war ensues that quickly goes viral.
This novel was a fun romantic comedy, a great summer read, and I loved it. The story pulls you in immediately and the main characters are so likable and there are really great side characters, too. Pepper and Jack are the teen version of Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly. “Tweet Cute” by Emma Lord is a book that you are sure to enjoy.