Tell Me Three ThingsBook - 2016 | First edition.
"Here are three things about this book: (1) It's . . . funny and romantic; (2) the mystery at the heart of the story will keep you turning the pages; (3) I have a feeling you'll be very happy you read it." --Jennifer 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 Buxbaum's 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.
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. 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, and to start at a new school where she knows no one.
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?
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?
More praise for TELL ME THREE THINGS
"Three 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. Buxbaum's book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page
"The desire to find out whether Jessie's real-life and virtual crushes are one and the same will keep [readers] turning the pages as quickly as possible." -- PW, Starred
"A heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change." -- Kirkus
"Buxbaum's 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." -- SLJ
From Library Staff
VaughanPLTracy Nov 24, 2016
This is a young adult contemporary story that follows a young teenager who is adjusting to her new stepmother and in a new city while still grieving her mother’s death. A cute story for younger teens!
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Hallieisabookworm thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
Sexual Content: No sexual content. Just texting friend that she had sex.
QuotesAdd a Quote
Me: Tell me three things I don't know about you. You know,
besides your name and, well everything else.
SN: ok. (1) I make a killer grilled cheese. (2) if you met
me even a year ago, I was a totally different person.
(3)...I don't know, may keep this one to myself.
Me: Come on. You keep everything to yourself.
SN: (3) I like you.
Me: (3) I like you too.
SummaryAdd a Summary
When 16 year old Jessie movies to California with her dad, everything changes. New home, new school, new step-mom, new annoying step-brother, and no friends. She left her whole life behind, including her best friend, childhood home, and her mom. (Dead) Then she starts school and struggles from being bullied. She receives an anonymous email from someone who refers him//her self to as Somebody nobody.(She calls SN) They become friends not in person but on device. What if the person you need the most is someone you've never met?