Author: Julie Buxbaum

Tell Me Three Things [Review]

Posted April 21, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 9 Comments

Tell Me Three Things [Review]Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Published by Delacorte Press on April 5th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?
 Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?
It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.
In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

My Thoughts

Tell Me Three Things:

  1. This book was exactly what I needed. It got me out of my reading slump and brought so much joy.
  2. This book has my heart.
  3. I need more of this!

This book is a must read. I absolutely adored this book! It has already been promoted to my favorites shelf and I’m already itching to reread it! Yes, it is that good! I loved that it was an epistolary novel (which if you don’t know what that is: Epistolary novel is a story told in the form of letters, emails, diaries, journals, etc.). There were narrative parts to the story but half of it was told in email/IM or text message and I absolutely LOVED that!

Jessie is one of my new favorite characters. I loved her so much! She had to adapt and start from scratch when her life was abruptly relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles. Coming from a girl who lives in the suburbs of Chicago, I can’t even imagine going through that. There was a portion in the novel where they talk about how it’s warm in November and how there is a wrongness to that. And I would totally be the same way. But I knew exactly how she felt with relocating her life to a whole new state because I had to do that too. Granted I wasn’t in high school, I was in elementary school, but I moved from Minnesota to Illinois and had to start from scratch on making friends and trying to keep in touch with my old friends. It was hard and I think that Julie Buxbaum did an amazing job and portraying that!

Somebody/Nobody (aka SN) oh how I love thee! I honestly cannot say a whole lot about SN or the other male characters within this story because I do not want to give anything away! But I was definitely happy at who SN turned out to be! 🙂

There is honestly nothing that I can think of that I don’t like about this book! I think that this was a great YA debut and I cannot wait to see what else Julie Buxbaum writes for the YA genre!

Let’s Talk About It!

Have you read Tell Me Three Things yet? Do you want to? Are there any other books in the Epistolary form that you think I should give a try?

five-stars
Stephanie
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