Tell Me Three Things

By: Julie Buxbaum
Published: 2016

Intro Video

Book Club Discussion
with Julie Buxbaum
May 29 at 7 p.m. EDT

Anne’s thoughts

I read this ages ago and included it in my list of 17 Unputdownable books I read in 24 hours and I DID recommend it on this episode of What Should I Read Next with Leigh Kramer but she of course hadn’t read it yet. So I’m excited to talk to you (and to author Julie Buxbaum) about it.

A girl-next-door type suddenly finds herself in an elite California prep school, and has to figure out how to navigate this new privileged world while still grieving her mother’s death. When she gets an email from an unidentified boy who calls himself “Somebody Nobody” offering to be her spirit guide to her new school, she doesn’t want to say yes—but she really needs his help. A sweet and fun teen romance, but also a pitch-perfect portrayal of the grieving process. I couldn’t stop myself from cheering for Jessie as she put her life together again.

Latest Discussion

Note: Spoilers beyond this point

  • [FORUM] Kelli Roberts replied to the topic High School Stories in the forum Group logo of Tell Me Three ThingsTell Me Three Things 1 week, 6 days ago

    My high school years were fine. I had friends in several different groups, and had a pretty good time (though I still wouldn’t want to return to them!) I often felt that I was lacking something regardless of the group I was with, although that was due to my own hang-ups rather than any reality.

    I recently had an interesting conversation with a…[Read more]

  • I liked high school. I grew up in a small town and graduated with most of the same people I went to Kinder with. I was bullied in elementary school but, in sixth grade, the new cool girl from Seattle chose me as her best friend and everything changed. I didn’t have a boyfriend but I had friends and I didn’t feel like a complete loser. I enjoy my…[Read more]

  • Jessie’s favorite word is waffle. Seems like an odd choice. But I do like waffles. SN’s favorite word is why. Scarlett’s favorite word was mentioned, but I can’t recall it at the moment.

    My favorite word: Book

    What’s your favorite word?

  • [FORUM] Denise T. replied to the topic Creature Comforts in the forum Group logo of Tell Me Three ThingsTell Me Three Things 2 weeks ago

    The more the merrier, I say. And true confession, I love my underbaked Chocolate chip cookies either still warm from baking or frozen. They are so good once they have sat for a few minutes after coming out of the freezer. I have no interest in a cookie that has been sitting in the container on the kitchen counter. 🙂

  • [FORUM] Kristen in CT replied to the topic Modern Epistolary in the forum Group logo of Tell Me Three ThingsTell Me Three Things 2 weeks ago

    I can’t remember which author – maybe Joan Didion? – wrote something like, “I write to understand what I think.” I relate to that profoundly. I am often too quick to speak and I find that I can often convey my real feelings and intentions better in writing.

    I was big into blogging for a few years and I got to know a community of women through our…[Read more]

©2019  Modern Mrs Darcy | Design by contemplate design | Privacy Policy

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?