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Tell Me Three Things
Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
What if the person you need the most is someone you've never met? Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel whose characters will come to feel like friends. Tell Me Three Things will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart. "Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum's book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that's what it feels like during her first weekof 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 livewith 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? From the Hardcover edition.
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Cyndij82
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Great book! I couldn't put it down. Absolutely loved the ending!!

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SarahBradley
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Julie Buxbaum crafts young adult romances with such depth, you‘d swear the characters are real people you know. A little high school “You‘ve Got Mail” in this one, but it‘s not a cheesy plot; two kids dealing with loss find hope and solace in one another. Book 2 #YApril

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Jody3
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This book was everything I wanted it to be! 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.

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SanjanaGhosh
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A tad bit predictable, but a really sweet read!

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HappilyEverKrafter
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“Not knowing the right thing to do is not an excuse for not doing anything.”

This was the third Julie Buxbaum novel I‘ve read, and I really enjoyed it. Perhaps a bit predictable at times, but sometimes it‘s just comforting to read a sweet story about friendship and first love.

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#summerfun #bingo #freespace @4thhouseontheleft @StayCurious
1. I can roll my tongue AND touch my tongue to my nose.
2. I am not overly graceful.
3. I‘ve started coloring my hair with tea bags.

BennettBookworm Now I want waffles.... 2y
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BookishGirl06
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It was so sweet and cute. Love mysteries to solve in my romances (and I also love predicting correctly). So fluffy and adorable. Also my first #bookspin pic.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Started first #bookspin #bookbingo pic tonight. One of 2 books I definitely want to prioritize getting to for this month.

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Kangaj1
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Here is my July #bookspin and #bookspinbingo stack. I never did get to my June #doublespin (even though I read 13 books!). I ended up scrapping my May/June unfinished reads for a fresh start, as I have so many library books to get to. @TheAromaofBooks

MaleficentBookDragon The Guest List is on my #bookspinbingo card too. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great stack!! 2y
Kangaj1 @TheAromaofBooks this is a dumb question, but do you tell us what bingo squares to place where, or do we just design it how we want? 2y
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TheAromaofBooks No worries, my brilliant bingo idea has caused much confusion! 😂 So you'll just number your books like usual. On the 2nd I'll draw the official BookSpin & DoubleSpin numbers. Then I'm putting them back in the jar & then drawing out ALL the numbers. As I draw them out, I'll write them into a bingo square in the order drawn. Theoretically you'll want to score a bingo that includes the BookSpin or DoubleSpin numbers. I posted ⬇ 2y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) a sample post here - https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1959936 In that sample, no. 1 is the DoubleSpin, so if you read books 13, 2, 10, 6, & 1 from your list, you would score a bingo. Hopefully this makes a little bit of sense... the short answer is - I'll tell you which books to put where on your bingo square on the 2nd haha 2y
Kangaj1 @TheAromaofBooks Awesome. That is what I thought, but then I was seeing others post their bingo sheets and got confused. Thanks so much for doing this! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yes, some people have posted actual bingo sheets through misunderstanding, and then a lot of people always post their list in a collage form, so it looks like a bingo sheet even though it isn't! We'll get it all together in the end! 😂 2y
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Lucy_Marriott
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- An easy fun read, entertaining and enjoyable
- Not a particularly poignant read but something to just pick up and roll with if you like Ya romance

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QueenG
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Book 33 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Losing your mother and moving to a new state with a new family can be difficult. Staring a new school without knowing anyone can be hard. Jessie got a friendly email from someone school trying to be her friend. Life goes easy somehow... ✨
#book33 #tellmethreethings #juliebuxbuam

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BookishGirl06
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#numberinthetitle #marchmadness those waffle hearts look tasty.

Eggs This was a good one❣️ 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This was a fun read.... no surprise really who the secret ‘admirer‘ was, but enjoyable to see it play out. The MC gets into her own head a bit much, which made it a little confusing with the audio, but other than that-a great palate cleanser! #readmyowndamnbooks #bbrc #teenangst #recommendedbyalitten (even if she hardly posts anymore)

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻 2y
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Loved this book about teens dealing with grief, working through high school pressures and challenges, and falling in love. I loved how the characters used technology to get at the heart of one another. Also, a beautiful and honest picture of grief but in a way that didn‘t bring the story down. One of my favorites this year, so far.

If you liked this, read A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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This was a really cute, slightly predictable YA romance. Jessie is grieving the loss of her mother and now she‘s also homesick for Chicago and the life she led before her dad remarried and uprooted her. The premise of an anonymous person emailing her to help her adjust to her new school is done very sweetly. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2020/01/review-tell-me-three-things-by-julie.ht...

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TamTracy
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Loved this book! Started out like a pretty typical YA story but I ended up loving it! Read it very quickly because I had to find out how it ended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookNAround
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My daughter fell in love with this book 4 years ago when I brought it home for her from a convention. She wanted me to read it too. It‘s been on my bedside table ever since. Tonight I will crack it open so it can be returned to her shelves. One of my reading resolutions this year is to read down some of my random book piles so it fits for that goal too!

Clwojick Can‘t wait to hear what you think about it, since this ones been on my list for a while too. 2y
BeckyandBooks One of my goals is to read from my bookshelf before buying more...best of luck! 2y
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Megokline
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(1) I confess, I‘m 29 and still love a good YA novel. (2) I read this book in about 3 days. Just couldn‘t put it down. (3) I always borrow books from the library but I‘m considering adding this one to my small collection. #2019book9

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Ashley85
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Currently reading...

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Book_yogi
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I really liked this book. It provides all the feelings. From the first email from Somebody/Nobody (SN for short) I know his character is going to be a favorite. While SN identity is supposed to be secret until the near end, hints give it away early on. But still, this book is a solid 4 star read. I would love to see what happens next…

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Lots of heartfelt dialogue.

Unhealthy thoughts, talk and actions on sex though. Misses the point of healthy intimacy completely and characters applaud risky behavior that would certainly end in heartbreak and worse in the real world.

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“I am as lost and confused and alone as I have ever been. No, high school will never be a time I look back on fondly. My mom once told me that the world is divided into two kinds of people: the ones who love their high school years and the ones who spend the next decade recovering from them. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, she said“ (8).

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Blaire
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Jessie moves to LA from Chicago and must adjust to a new school, and new step-family. She starts getting anonymous emails giving her advice on how to cope at her snobby private school. As much about female friendship and grief, as finding our who the anon emailed is. Tho I figured out the secret pretty early on, I still liked watching Jessie make friends and find a new home. Sweet YA read. #californication #wanderingjune

Cinfhen Can‘t do YA most of the time but sometimes as #brainCandy they‘re perfect 3y
Blaire @Cinfhen yes, I‘ve been on a real YA kick lately. I can tell how stressful work is by the books I need to escape. 3y
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I started this book sure that I wouldn't like it. During the first 50 pages, I kept thinking, ugh, teenagers, how annoying. But somehow I found myself continuing to turn the pages, becoming more engrossed in Julie's life. And of course, I also found myself very curious about who SN was. Needless to say, I was bawling at the end of the book. This author really captured the experience of being a teenager.

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Jessie is a junior in high school whose mom died & who had to move across the country with her dad to where she knows no one. I was first worried that her mom dying would only be the reason they moved, but Buxbaum delivered more than that and explores teenage grief. As someone who also lost a parent in high school, I saw a lot of myself in Jessie. Aside from all that it‘s a fun first-love romance as well, and I am sorry it‘s over.

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“(1) I make a killer grilled cheese”

Yes, find you a man who can do this Lol ❤️😂

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I loved this book so much you will not be able to put it down at least I wasn‘t I loved it so much if you are going to read a “high school” romance this is the one

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“I loved my Mom because she was mine. And I was hers. And that belonging-to-each-other thing will never happen for me again.” Jessie Holmes loses her Mom to cancer and ends up moving from Chicago go California when her Dad remarries. This YA book hit all my buttons. The loss of a Mom and being an only child uprooted and life turned upside down were things I could identify with. Lest you think this book is all sadness and woe, fear not.

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BibliophileLibrarian
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Quick YA read. Cute. Quirky. I‘m glad Anne Bogel recommended it for her Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club.

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Finished my May 2019 “required” reading early this month. I may get a head start on the ModernMrsDarcy.com Summer Reading List as well as my personal TBR Project. #FreeRead #Bookstagram 🎯

KarouBlue Wow! 3y
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erinhanna
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Loved it.

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Lauren.Archer
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I personally think I am over YA novels. They just don‘t grab me like they use to. This one was cute and had a good ending. I just feel like YA glances over some of the major topics.

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Lauren.Archer
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Reading this for the #MMDBookClub for May. I am not a big YA reader, but she has nothing but praise for this one.

Lovesbooks87 It was so good! Enjoy! 3y
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This book did a great job dealing with the emotions of high school, loss, first love, friendship, and so much more. I am glad it was a book club pick! I don‘t know if I would have found it otherwise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #modernmrsdarcy #mmdbookclub

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My next read is the May book for the #mmdbookclub. #modernmrsdarcy

@cjbooklover has already read it and thought it was fantastic. I can‘t wait to discuss it with her!

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Just starting for Modern Mrs Darcy book club. Any thoughts about it?

jenniferajanes I‘m just starting it myself, but my teenage daughter has already read it. She couldn‘t put it down and is excited for me to finish so we can discuss it. We‘re both looking forward to the books club discussion at the end of the month. 3y
rather_be_reading welcome back to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
kgriffith Welcome back :) Looking forward to your feedback as a returning user! 3y
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It‘s been a VERY long time since I was in high-school but I think Buxbaum hits the nail right on the head. I don‘t remember that time as being either a positive or negative experience — just part of my history. I kind of remember the emotional aspect but then, I didn‘t have the loss of a parent to deal with at that time. That really changed the whole dynamic of the story. I really love the epistolary format. It worked well for this book.

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1. This book was amazing!! It left me with a very bad case of book hangover. Thank goodness for reading challenges so I can keep reading! 2. I am really ready for @jenniferajanes to read this book so we can discuss it. Also looking forward to MMD book club discussion. 3. I prefer waffles over pancakes, but I eat them gluten-free and they are mostly a special treat. P.S. I was super obsessed with this book and rushed through my work so I could read

jenniferajanes Great review! I love how you took the book‘s method and made it your own. 3y
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Suet624 Yes, wine used to do that for me too. I miss it. 😐 3y
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This is a total #blameitonlitsy and I couldn‘t be happier! 💕 I am flying through it but don‘t want it to end. Thanks to @IheartYA for the post that I first saw this & knew I had to have it. It‘s so good! Plus, perfect for #booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover Enjoying a beautiful Oklahoma day & one of my favorite things: #readingoutside

#readjarder2019 #task1

BookHoarder32 This one was too cute ❤️ 3y
nelehelen Looks like a perfect day 😍 3y
Lovesbooks87 Her books are amazing. Can't wait for her new book to come out next week! 3y
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LaraReads @BookHoarder32 It really was! 😍💕 But the ending came too quick, just like I was afraid of! 😭 3y
LaraReads @nelehelen It was a lovely day. Then that OK wind picked up & switched that up real quick! 🤣 3y
LaraReads @Lovesbooks87 She‘s a first time for me! And I didn‘t know that! That‘s exciting. What‘s it called? 3y
bullbunny I loved this book too!! It is one of my favorites! 3y
IheartYA So glad you're enjoying it! 🥰 You will probably like Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, too. 3y
LaraReads @bullbunny Agreed! I loved the writing! 3y
LaraReads @IheartYA So glad I saw it pop up on your page! I really did enjoy it. Wanted just a little more at the ending, though! I always do! 🤣 Thanks for the Rec. I‘ll check it out! 3y
Cinfhen Another fabulous photo 💕 3y
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Squeeeaal! Why does this have to be over? It's so heartfelt and adorable. I'm putting this author's other books on my list!

Clwojick Yay! I always see this book on Libby. I‘ll download it next time I see it. ♥️ 3y
VelvetSpade Love this book!! I should give it a re-read 🤔 3y
E.r.joy Will look for it.....thanks! 3y
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Just finished reading They Both Die at the End, and urgh it‘s really heartbreaking even if you knew what will happen in the end from its title.

Now, I‘m currently reading this. Hoping to recover from the heartbreak TBDATE gave me 😂

CoffeeNBooks They Both Die At the End was a great book, but so sad! I cried, even though I knew what was going to happen. Tell Me Three Things is great! 3y
biblioskye @CoffeeNBooks I‘m done reading it. It‘s really a great book, I love it! 3y
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Jessie‘s dad has decided to move to California and marry a woman who also has a teenager, Theo. Jessie is struggling to be away from her life in Chicago and adjust to this whole new world with new classmates, a new stepbrother, and even new food when she suddenly gets a mysterious email from Somebody/Nobody, or simply SN.

Who is SN? All we know is SN knows Jessie and they want to help her with adjusting to her new life.

A feel-good read!

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 3y
KristenDuck @CoffeeNBooks it was just what I needed! A nice light read. 3y
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Beyond being a typical teen romance book or one of loss, this book delves into the empowerment of a young woman who sees herself as hopeless but is definitely not. Quick, wonderful read.

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LibrarianJen
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1. It sucks losing a parent. It just does. Been there, done that.
2. Hindsight is always 20/20 when it comes to friends and family no matter who you are.
3. I stayed up way past my bedtime reading this. 😴

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#LiteraryLove Jessie is the new girl at school, and has a secret #Admirer, another student who tries to help her get used to her life in a new city and at a new school. She has various theories about who the anonymous person is, and finds out at the end of this #ya story. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 3y
BookHoarder32 Love this book and her others 3y
vkois88 I have this on my shelf! I need to move it up, I hear so many wonderful things about it 3y
CoffeeNBooks @BookHoarder32 I haven't read that one yet, but I have a copy of it in my classroom library. I'll have to borrow it to read. 3y
manicdirteater This was a good one! 3y
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This book was relatable as I can relate to the protagonist on so many levels. I loved how playful, but also mysterious the book becomes. Highly recommend if you are looking for a fun read.