Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum | REVIEW

Tell Me Three ThingsTell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Published by Delacorte Press on April 5th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

LINKS: Good Reads | Amazon | Indigo | Book Depository

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?


5 Stars

First Line:

Seven hundred and thirty-three days after my mom died, forty-five days after my dad eloped with a stranger he met on the Internet, thirty days after we then up and moved to California, and only seven days after starting as a junior at a brand-new school where I know approximately no one, an email arrives.


**** I received and ARC from Delcorte Press an imprint of Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ****

COVER 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟                  PLOT 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


WRITING 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟              EMOTION 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Perfect days are for people with small, realizable dreams. Or maybe for all of us, they just happen in retrospect; they’re only now perfect because they contain something irrevocably and irretrievably lost.

Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaum

The Good

  • The cover is simple but matches the story perfectly. The main character Jessie, loves waffles, so it comes as no surprise that the cover has three waffles.
  • I loved Jessie as the main character. She wasn’t perfect and she wasn’t entitled. She is struggling with all the emotions that come with having a new step family, a new home, a new school, and no new friends. With a dad that is trying to get his life back in order and a mom that passed away not that long ago, Jessie feels totally alone. I liked her attitude, and her fearlessness. Other honorable mentions would be Ethan and Scarlet.
  • The writing was light hearted and quite easy to read through. Very enjoyable! The plot was intriguing and I loved the email sequences between Jessie and SN. They were cute, and very realistic to this generations way of communicating with each other.
  • The romance between Jessie and SN was very cute. The way they would bicker through email was enjoyable to read. My favorite portion is the Tell Me Three Things game they began playing with each other. This is where they started opening up more about their pasts and their feelings. EMOTIONS A++

Just because you’re strong doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for help sometimes. Remember that.

Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaum

The Bad

  • There was very little fault in Tell Me Three Things. I don’t know if it was just me or not, but I was able to figure out who SN was early on in the story with the incognito hints we were given. But the ending was a good twist to make me second guess myself. BUT I was right… and therefore would have liked to be more surprised.

Other people can’t make you feel stupid. Only you can.

Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaum

Ok, that’s it. Let me know what you guys thought of Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum! I would love to hear your opinions as well!

Until next time,

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Julie BuxbaumJulie Buxbaum is a New York Times best selling author of the critically acclaimed novels The Opposite of Love, After You, and Tell Me Three Things, her debut young adult novel and international best seller.  Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Julie’s writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times. She is a former lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young children, and an immortal goldfish.

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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

10 thoughts on “Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum | REVIEW”

  1. Great review! I read this last month and also gave it 5 stars! It is actually one of my favorite 2016 reads. IT WAS SUCH AN ADORABLE READ! I agree, I also guessed who SN was (and yay because of who he is) but I wanted a little more diversion to keep me second guessing but aside from that everything was wonderful. 💞😊

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  2. Yayyy so glad to find another person who loved this book as much as I did! There’s been so much hype around this book pre-release I was scared it would disappoint but it most certainly didn’t. Love the review, Jesse!

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  3. Tell Me Three Things is one of my favorite reads from 2016, and I’m glad to know that I wasn’t the only one who figured out who SN was from the beginning! At the end, though, I did second guess myself, too, and I was very, very disappointed for a few minutes before realizing that nope, my instincts were right all along. I would’ve liked more suspense, too, but it was still such a lovely read! I love all your reviews – they capture my feelings exactly!

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