Tell Me Three Things


Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Genre: Contemporary/Romance

# of Pages: 328

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Do I recommend this book?

Absolutely, especially to anyone who wants to read a fun, cute contemporary.

Ratings (out of 10):

Quality: 10

Pace: 9

Plot development: 10

Characters: 9

Enjoyability: 10

Ease of Reading: 10

Summary from Goodreads:

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 Opinion (SPOILER FREE):

Tell Me Three Things turned out to be such a good contemporary. I loved every minute of reading it. It was very cute, funny, sweet, and it was just an all around adorable novel.

The plot was really good, because I couldn’t put this book down. I love contemporaries like this where there’s kind of a mystery within the story. I also loved this contemporary because it wasn’t too serious, but there were still some sad and raw moments that made the story even better. I was still able to get a lot out of this book, but it was still a fun read.

The characters in this book were also great, because they felt really real. It was easy to understand Jessie and everything that was going on in her life, even though I haven’t experienced anything like it.

This book felt very similar to P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (review on my blog), but unlike P.S. I Like You, this book was not predictable. I had no idea who SN was until the very end. The book had me guessing the whole time, and that’s something I really liked about it.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it had a great ending. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves any kind of contemporary.


2 thoughts on “Tell Me Three Things

  1. Caroline says:

    Great review! I’ve been struggling so much with whether or not to read this book. I’ve been worried that the plot would end up being a bit too cliche, but after reading your review I think I’m going to give it a shot!


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