Tweet Cute tells the story of two teenagers from New York City, Pepper and Jack. Pepper moved from a small Midwest town when her parents got divorced and her mom moved to the city to grow their small burger shop, Big League Burger, into a national corporation. Jack, on the other hand, feels like he will never live up to his twin brother and will be forced to work at his family’s neighborhood deli, Girl Cheesing, forever. But when Jack accuses Big League Burger of stealing one of the deli’s recipes on Instagram, a viral Internet war ensues, pitting the two teens and their family businesses against each other, forcing them to work out their differences face-to-face and become friends, or something more.
This was such a cute book and perfect for this time period, where businesses post sarcastic tweets and posts all the time. The internet side of things was great- it was interesting to see what tweets the two people were sending. Pepper and Jack’s relationship was really interesting to read about- the feelings between them seemed very real, as well as the relationships between the main characters and their families and the other people in the book, especially the competitive nature of Pepper and Jack’s elite school. The book is told in both Pepper and Jack’s points of view, so we get to see both sides of the story unfold. Overall, a really fun page-turner that’s relevant to today’s students with a cute relationship.