Title: Tell Me Three Things
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Pages: 336 (Hardback)
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Age recommendation: 11
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. ~ Goodreads
I was kinda expecting this book to be something like this:
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!! XD THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN!!!! WAFFLES VS. PANCAKES!!!! But surprisingly, it wasn’t. It was a shock for ALL of us, I know! I’m still getting over it myself. So, instead of being an intense book about bloodthirsty breakfast foods, it was an absolutely adorable YA cute romance novel! The whole SN thing was cliche and new at the same time! Now that takes a lot of talent. Though the ending way predictable, it still had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The whole ‘who is SN’ had me guessing throughout the book even though I knew, deep down, who he (or she…) was! It’s a fun, fast read with a super cute (and tasty looking) cover, I COULDN’T RESIST OK?! Even though I thought it was about waffles… (Ok, I read it especially because I thought it was about waffles lol. BUT DID YOU SEE THE POWDERED SUGAR SPRINKLED ON THE WAFFLE?!?!?! *sighs dreamily*)(I’m getting really hungry now)
I’m from Chicago. I think can handle the Valley.
Just because you’re strong doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for help sometimes. Remember that.
His two front teeth are slightly crooked, veer just a tiny bit to the right, as if they’ve decided perfection is overrated.
What Does the Cat Think?
I give this book 4.5 stars out of 5!