Tell Me Three Things
- Publish Date: 2017-03-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Julie Buxbaum
A New York Times Bestseller
âHere are three things about this book: (1) Itâs . . . Â funny and romantic; (2) the mystery at the heart of the story will keep you turning the pages; (3) I have a feeling youâll be very happy you read it.â âJennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
With the perfect mix of comedy and tragedy, love and loss, and pain and elation, the characters in Julie Buxbaumâs Tell Me Three Things come to feel like old friends who make any day better. This YA novel is sure to appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.Â
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, thatâs what it feels like during her first weekÂ of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Itâs been barely two years since her motherâs death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to liveÂ with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son, and to start at a new school where she knows no one.
Just when sheâs thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short),Â 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?
In a leap of faithâor an act of complete desperationâJessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie canât help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?
More praise for TELL ME THREE THINGS
âThree Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaumâs book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.â âJodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the PageÂ
âThe desire to find out whether Jessieâs real-life and virtual crushes are one and the same will keep [readers] turning the pages as quickly as possible.â âPW, Starred
âA heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change.â âKirkus
âBuxbaumâs debut is hard to put down because of its smooth and captivating text. The addition of virtual conversations through email and chatting adds to the exciting plot twist.â âSLJ