Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Review: Tell Me Three Things by: Julie Buxbaum

Title: Tell Me Three Things
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: e-book (328 p.)
Source: Personal Purchase


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? 

My Thoughts:

In this book we follow Jessie Holmes whose adjusting to a lot of new things like a new family as her mom had died and she and her dad are now living in California with her dad's new wife and her son Theo.

About adjusting to a new school which is vastly different then Chicago where she is from and trying to figure out her place in L.A. and her new family.  

Also Jessie has been receiving emails and im's from SN who is remaining annoymous to her but knows exactly who she is, and tries to help her blend in with this new town and new life.

All Jessie really wants is to go home to Chicago.  As she doesn't have much say she tries hard to blend in but ends up on the mean girl Gem's radar which is anything but good.  When Gem crosses a line Theo defends his younger half sister, and makes a statement that has needed to made in the beginning.

Will Jessie ever meet SN or does she already know who it is?

This book was very captivating pulling you into the world of the mega rich and glamorous.  You also get to see what blended families go through in the beginning when they are trying to figure out their roles with their step-kids.  

SN does help alot along the way even when Jessie gets fustrated about Cali.  He's a sounding board she really needs at times to encourage her to give California a chance and that not everyone is a complete jerk.  

I loved how it ended it was so perfect and made for a great read.
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