Friday, April 22, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW (18): TELL ME THREE THINGS BY JULIE BUXBAUM.

The Global Blog Tour for Julie BuxBaum's TELL ME THREE THINGS is hosted by the publisher: Penguin Random House International.
Title: Tell Me Three Things
Author: Julie BuxBaum
Series: Standalone
Edition: Paperback
Publication: April 5, 2016 by Delacorte Press
Source: ARC provided by the publisher
Pages: 336
Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?
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?
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ISBN: 9780399552939


I just finished reading Tell Me Three Things last night and I was so happy about so many things. This book made me laugh, nervous, anxious and emotional. Buxbaum wrote a book that tackles important stuff such as loss, abandonment, adjustment, peer pressure, bullying, slut shaming and grief among others. It was not just a mere book about high school romance but it showcases how people handle things differently. I'm so happy I get to go back and reminisce my high school life from Jessie's perspective and OMG, THE FEELS ARE TOO MUCH I CAN'T HANDLE ANYTHING ANYMORE.

I kid you not, this book you wouldn't be able to predict. When I was almost done with the book, I was still unable to guess who is who. Like who is SN. My god. Who the hell is this swoony, adorable SN? I know that there are just a lot of hints thrown in there, but I just can't wrap my mind around it because it was just too good to be true. But by the time I learned about who SN was, I almost died because the feels exploded I couldn't stop shrieking! It was what I hoped for and more. Also, the title and the cover were both significant to the story and everything about these two things are CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

The way Buxbaum wrote Jessie's love for her mother and her issues with her dad just brought tears to my eyes. I mean, it just hit home. It made me want to hug my parents and become the best daughter for them. I also appreciated how Buxbaum made Jessie's character SO freaking relatable because come on, a little rebellion is a part of our teen years. It happens in real life and everything about this book is raw -- in a sense that it made you wonder if you are reading or if you are watching someone else's life unfold in front of you because this happens. I like that about my contemporary, how strong my bond to it and how much I could relate to the entirety of its story. That for me makes a book an absolutely good book.

Tell me Three Things is such a thrilling contemporary novel. It is full of real life experiences, heart-wrenching lessons and knee-buckling romance! This book is really a feel-good, swoon-worthy novel everyone should devour!

Thank you very much Penguin Random House International inviting me to be a part of this Global Blog Tour and for sending in the ARC!

"Perfect days are for people with small, realizable dreams. Or maybe for all of us, they just happen in retrospect; they're only now perfect because they contain something irrevocably and irretrievably lost."
"Not knowing the right thing to is not an excuse for not doing anything."
"There is nothing lonelier than a hand on a glass. Maybe because it's so rarely reciprocated."
"Some things are harder to say than others, no matter how much truer."
Check out the Global Blog Tour stops below:
Marjolein in Books 🔼 April 5
The Nocturnal Library 🔼 April 6
The Lifelong Bookworm 🔼 April 10
Home of a Book Lover 🔼 April 12
Jasmine Pearl Reads 🔼 April 13
Bibliophile Soprano 🔼 April 14
Amaterasu Reads 🔼 April 16
Defiantly Deviant 🔼 April 17
Stay Bookish 🔼 April 18
The Soul Sisters 🔼 April 19
Tine's Reviews 🔼 April 20
MY STOP 🔼 April 22
Mr. Book Wonder 🔼 April 23
Celestial Pages 🔼 April 24
Bookwormaniac 🔼 April 25

2 comments:

  1. Amazing review, Kate! You completely sold me on this. It sounds like the perfect contemporary!

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    1. True that! It was all FEELS! Thank you and hope you like this one too!

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