I genuinely remember wanting to love Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum because there was a lot that might have been good about it if I could have just gotten past a few of the small issues I had with the characters. And it’s not that the story was a bad one, but rather that I just didn’t like it as much as I had thought I would.
I think, ultimately, I can be pretty hard to please when it comes to contemporary type novels, in fact I’m finding that each time I read one I want to get back to some sort of fantasy or science fiction. I’m less likely to grow bored with them, at least. I reviewed this book several years ago and I think it was decent enough that others would probably enjoy it.
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?
Check out my review if you think you might be interested in reading it!