Tweet Cute is an imaginative twenty-first century coming of age story, centering around a Twitter feud created by two teens. Pepper is a senior in high school in New York City, captain of the swim team, baking blogger, and part-time social media manager for her family’s restaurant, Big League Burger. Once a small burger joint in Nashville, Big League Burger has taken off and is now a national chain. When BLB announces their newest selection of grilled cheeses there’s Twitter backlash from a small sandwich shop in the East Village known as Girl Cheesing. Unbeknownst to Pepper, the Girl Cheesing account is run by fellow student Jack, a perennial thorn in Pepper’s side. As the two battle over Twitter, they become close in real life, quickly falling for each other, even as their family’s business threatens to get in their way.
Jack and Pepper’s palpable chemistry is what makes this story. Their stubbornness and banter are highly entertaining, but also there’s a depth to their relationship that makes them really get each other. The story is told alternating their perspectives.
As great as the story was, one of my favorite parts was all the baking references. Pepper and her sister have a baking blog and dream up all sorts of amazing sounding recipes. Additionally, Jack’s family and their restaurant Girl Cheesing mention several delightful sounding sweets, in particular, Kitchen Sink Macaroons, which to me sounded incredible. They stuck with me as special and something I wanted to try, so I did. You can check out my recipe for Kitchen Sink Macaroons if you’d like to try them for yourself!
Tweet Cute had the potential to be just another fluffy teen novel centering around social media, but instead, it’s full of well-developed characters and a wholly unique and modern plot. I thoroughly recommend it for fans of YA Romance!
Thank you to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for the review copy!