Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

V23 new typeface tagline.inddYou could probably guess this from my age and demographic, but one of my favorite movies is You’ve Got Mail. All the wonderful Ephron dialogue, Kathleen Kelly’s adorable clothes and bookstore, the old modem sounds, New York and twinkle lights. What more does a girl need?

Today’s book is not exactly a YA version of You’ve Got Mail, but it has some similar elements. In Tell Me Three Things, Jessie has recently moved to L.A. from Chicago because of her father’s recent (surprise) marriage. As she is learning to navigate a new climate, a new school, and a new family, she begins to receive emails from someone she doesn’t know who gives her advice on how to navigate this new life. These mysterious emails from “Somebody/Nobody” (SN) begin to help her find her place, but who is sending them?

I found this book to be absolutely charming. It’s a wonderful fish-out-of-water story as well as a sweet romance. Jessie was a great character to be with and root for, and even though I was pretty sure I knew who SN was going to be, I enjoyed the ride. I thought the reveal was a little bit overly dramatic but everything else was utterly enjoyable.

Tell Me Three Things comes out in April, and you should definitely check it out then. I think it will be a big hit with fans of Stephanie Perkins or The Fug Girls.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher but my thoughts are my own.

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