Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press, April 2016
Rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis: 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.
This story is so cute. I do suggest reading it because the ending is worth it.
At the beginning of the story, I knew SN would be trustworthy and Jessie could depend on him. They text and tell each other three things about themselves, at a time.
Jessie’s first guess was wrong and I even knew it was wrong. When SN and Jessie decide to meet, I guessed who SN was. It couldn’t be a random guy since that’d make the story imperfect. My guess was right.