“Tell Me Three Things” Book Review


I was looking for a new book for quite a while. I finished “Everything Everything” by Nicola Yoon and it made me miss young adult novels such as “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. Both novels have very similar plotlines and I finished them within three days. Due to this instant draw to young adult novels, I browsed the internet until I came across the crisp, clean cover of “Tell Me Three Things” by Julie Buxbaum.

I’ll admit, I judged a book by its cover.

It seemed to be the perfect addition to my bookshelf and there was something about the modern simplicity of the cover that drew me in. I have a thing for aesthetically pleasing books because I am very passionate about home decor and the way my bookshelf looks. It was to my surprise that I could not put it down! This has not happened to me in a very long time and I was thrilled to have that escape.

The novel follows a high school aged girl named Jessie who recently moved with her father from Chicago to Los Angeles to live with her new stepmother. There are plenty of challenges and a bit of a culture shock that comes with making such a big move but then something strange happens…

Jessie starts receiving anonymous emails from “Somebody Nobody” who apparently goes to her new school. He prefers to remain unknown for the entirety of their online friendship but when feelings start to creep in Jessie has to know who he is. Of course, she develops new friendships and crushes but deep down always wonders who this strange person is. As a reader, you are sucked into the mystery and it is difficult to stop reading because each chapter is one step closer to solving the case. I am not going to tell you if she ever finds out or not, you just have to read for yourself!

It is a quick and easy read that I highly recommend!


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