International Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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V23 new typeface tagline.indd BOOK: Tell Me Three Things

AUTHOR: Julie Buxbaum

FORMAT / PUBLISHER: Paperback / Delacorte Press


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?

PH bookworms, you can buy a copy of this book at Fully Booked.


Rating: 5 stars


I’ve been hearing a ton of great reviews about this book since the start of 2016 and let me tell you this.. it’s worth the HYPE! *check the GIF again* I’m pretty sure that this book will be one of my most favorite contemporaries ever.

Here are SOME reasons why you need to read Tell Me Three Things soonest.

  • Jessie Holmes has most probably one of the most amazing surnames. HOLMES? Hello. We all know that Holmes name. I know what you’re thinking. YOU are thinking about Sherlock Holmes. We all are. But Jessie was just a normal teenager…
  • When someone wants to be friends and close with you and it all started with an e-mail. Okay, how cute was that? You don’t know what to expect from that person or that Somebody/Nobody (S/N) entity. It’s both creepy and sweet. (Like, how did you find my email?!)
  • Family crisis. We’ve all been there. Being forced to move across the country to live with her stepmother… Jessie had to do that. We need to sacrifice something for the better, right?
  • We all need to be flexible, right? Jessie had to adjust to a new place. Both good and bad. Good because you get to meet other people. Bad because not all of them are good people. We all know the feeling, right? It doesn’t mean that if you know someone, they’re already good people. Sometimes, we need to get through the worst before we consider a person worthy of our time.

This book was a mix of heartbreak, bitterness, joy, and feels. It’s realistic and riveting. All the feels in one book! It’s suitable for everyone. I must say, Julie is such a phenomenal author. Every page left me hanging (including the last one!). This is the reason why I need to set a high standard for all the contemporary books I’m going to read after this.




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2 thoughts on “International Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

  1. I’ve been looking for it in my country’s bookstores since it released. Still looking 😦 I really want to read it!


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