by Julie Buxbaum
Released: April 5th 2016 by Delacorte Press
Source: Publisher
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

About the Book

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?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel filled with characters who will come to feel like friends.

My Thoughts

TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum is one of my favorite books of this year because it is wonderfully sweet, while being witty and heartbreaking in equal measure. A story with substance, mystery and romance.

I will tell you three things about why I love this book

  1. Although this novel has several boys that provide Jessie much angst and witty conversations, there is no geometry. Blissfully, triangle free but your mind does spin on the possibilities.
  2. Jessie's emotions are so well depicted, raw and honest and I like how Julie just brings all those emotions forth and your swimming in "all the feels" within the pages of this book. 
  3. One of the best endings of a book that I have listened to in such a long while. Beautiful and oh, so sweet. It's those moments that make this book stand out so brilliantly for me.

"Three? I don't have a three. My head is still spinning."

"I have one."

"Go for it."

"Three: I want to kiss you, like, very much, please."

"You do?" I ask......

But sometimes a kiss is not a kiss is not a kiss. Sometimes it's poetry.


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