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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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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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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 5mo
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. 5mo
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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 🎯

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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! 7mo
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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. 7mo
rather_be_reading welcome back to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
kgriffith Welcome back :) Looking forward to your feedback as a returning user! 6mo
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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. 7mo
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Suet624 Yes, wine used to do that for me too. I miss it. 😐 7mo
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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 ❤️ 7mo
nelehelen Looks like a perfect day 😍 7mo
Lovesbooks87 Her books are amazing. Can't wait for her new book to come out next week! 7mo
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LaraReads @BookHoarder32 It really was! 😍💕 But the ending came too quick, just like I was afraid of! 😭 7mo
LaraReads @nelehelen It was a lovely day. Then that OK wind picked up & switched that up real quick! 🤣 7mo
LaraReads @Lovesbooks87 She‘s a first time for me! And I didn‘t know that! That‘s exciting. What‘s it called? 7mo
bullbunny I loved this book too!! It is one of my favorites! 7mo
IheartYA So glad you're enjoying it! 🥰 You will probably like Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, too. 7mo
LaraReads @bullbunny Agreed! I loved the writing! 7mo
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! 7mo
Cinfhen Another fabulous photo 💕 7mo
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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. ♥️ 7mo
VelvetSpade Love this book!! I should give it a re-read 🤔 7mo
E.r.joy Will look for it.....thanks! 7mo
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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! 7mo
biblioskye @CoffeeNBooks I‘m done reading it. It‘s really a great book, I love it! 7mo
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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! 8mo
KristenDuck @CoffeeNBooks it was just what I needed! A nice light read. 8mo
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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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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!! 10mo
BookHoarder32 Love this book and her others 10mo
vkois88 I have this on my shelf! I need to move it up, I hear so many wonderful things about it 10mo
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. 10mo
manicdirteater This was a good one! 10mo
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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.

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Cheesy-in-a-good-way. Romantic. I found myself saying, “just one more chapter” for the last 20 chapters! 💚😉

megansaurusrex Same! I almost called into work because I stayed up too late reading this! And of course, once you get so far in, you're like "Well, it's almost done now so I might as well finish" 10mo
CoffeeNBooks I love this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
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Picked these way too quickly!!!

LibrarianJen I would just have to die because I need 4 things. Books, coffee, tacos and chocolate. 10mo
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I am only at 9 hours and 15 min for #25infive but I love how it's gotten me back to reading a lot. And I LOVED this book. It was so realistic and well done. Super cute read. 😊

Andrew65 A great success by the sound of it. Well done 👏👏👏 11mo
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The perfect way to spend #25infive. I'm not going to hit 25, but I'm sure going to enjoy trying...🤓

Mitch Enjoy! Love the cushion ❤️❤️ 11mo
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you! @Mitch We found that recently and it is my favorite. Such pretty colors. 🥰 11mo
larah17 Looks like heaven 😍 11mo
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Andrew65 Fun is the most important thing, well done 👏👏👏 11mo
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you @Andrew65 Thanks for encouraging it. 😊 11mo
SheReadsAndWrites It is!! ❤️ @larah17 11mo
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#25infive Let's do this! 🤓

Andrew65 You can do it!👍 (edited) 11mo
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A friend recommended this to me when I was looking for something to read on Sunday. This was the perfect rec. Do recommend.

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 12mo
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I always read the first chapter of a book to my students at the beginning of classes on Mondays. I love this book, so I picked it for today. The First Chapter Monday books always get checked out- once my students hear the first chapter, they want to keep reading it! 📚 #englishteacher #teachersoflitsy #librarylove #booklove

BridgetteM I LOVE that you do this! What an amazing idea. :) 12mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
TrishB Greet idea 👍🏻 12mo
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JacqMac Such a fantastic idea! 12mo
tracey38 This is a wonderful idea! 12mo
Ashley85 So cool! This one has been sitting on my nightstand for a while now. Moving it up on the TBR list. 12mo
Crewgurl I love this one! 12mo
bullbunny This was one of my favorites, I love the writing style 12mo
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This was such a cute book! Jessie just moved to a new school and it isn't going so well. When she starts getting emails from someone called Somebody Nobody it starts to make her days a little brighter. The only thing is she doesn't know who is sending her the emails. I flew this people and was so happy when I found out who SN really was. Thanks @CoffeeNBooks for sending this book to me. I loved it!

CoffeeNBooks I'm glad you liked it! It's one of my favorites! 13mo
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1. This is a cute and quick YA romance- accompanied by lemon ginger vanilla tea & the closest thing we have to a waffle-a stroopwafel
2. This bordered on a so-so, but the humor and the relationships edged it to a pick - not my go-to genre but I‘m glad I dusted it off my TBR
3. What didn‘t work for me was the predictability of the romance and the Chicago bashing! We may not be LA but we don‘t smell like Axe and we aren‘t ugly and deep dish loving!

Ava_Black Number 3, yes! 14mo
TorieStorieS @Ava_Black The constant Chicago bashing really got to me after a while... it detracted from an otherwise adorable book! 😬 14mo
TorieStorieS @Ava_Black plus, I really hate deep dish pizza! 🤣 14mo
Ava_Black @TorieStorieS You do? I looove Pizanos and Malnati's. But yes, never cool to bash another town. Discounts everyone in it. ❤ 14mo
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Fast, easy, touching read. Loved the main character Jessie. I enjoyed reading the emails between her and Somebody/Nobody and how SN helped guide Jessie though difficult high school situations. I wanted to know who SN was, but also didn‘t want to know till the very end. Great supporting characters as well. #Book17of2018

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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. 💔

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This was cute! I really enjoyed it.

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I started this YA book sitting by the pool this afternoon and just finished it at bedtime. Can‘t remember reading a 300-page book in one day before. 4-Stars

CoffeeK8 This book was sweet 1y
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Beaches are not near me, but lakes are!
😎 I can't tan I burn, so I will swim instead
🍗 I am up for anything when it comes to food
🥗 my favorite is called mac and cheddar
🚙 I have slept in both. As long as I have a pillow and blankets i am good

Who else has yet to do this?

@Arcana

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of all the books i have read, this is truly the best. the plot, omg. the characters‘ actions, oMg. the entirety of the book, OMG.

Chelleo I liked this one too! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 1y
Silvia.Baltazar I liked this one too! It‘s an amazing romance. Welcome! 1y
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I imagine, or hope, that one day i will be discovered- that i will actually be seen- not as a sidekick, or a study buddy, or as a background furniture, but as someone to like, maybe even to love.

RaimeyGallant Great quote. And welcome! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 1y
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1. Celebrating my little brother's 15th birthday today and helping my 18 year old sister get ready for prom tonight!
2. Donuts for sure!!!!
3. Tell Me Three Things
4. Being able to spend a few days with my family. I dont get to see them very often so it made for an amazing week/weekend!
5. Anyone who wants to make a post of theif own.

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Why can't i just read all day every day?! #notfair #iwishicouldgetpaidtoread #whycantreadingbemyjob

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Kaye What kinds of pets and what are their names ? (edited) 2y
sam.professional_reader 4 cats and 1 dog. Our dogs name is Peanutter and he has congestive heart failure so we spoil him everyday. Our cats names are Kitty, George, Kesha, and Elaine. 2y
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