Musical Pairings: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Posted May 27, 2016 by Tiffani @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Musical Pairings: Tell Me Three Things by Julie BuxbaumTell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Published by Delacorte Press on April 5th 2016
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
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Also by this author: Tell Me Three Things

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?
Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel filled with characters who will come to feel like friends.

musical pairings

Have you ever read a book and thought “Damn this song would go so great with this story?” Well, we are going to do that for you.  When we find a book that completely grips our musical tastes we are going to share those songs with you.  Hope you enjoy, and find some great songs to add to your playlist.

I really adored this book a lot. I wanted Somebody/Nobody to be so many people. I loved the suspense that built up to the big reveal. I had many suspicions and then they would be foiled and I’d start looking for signs of SN being someone else BUT I am extraordinarily happy with who he/she (I don’t want to spoil anything) turned out to be. Jessie is such a strong girl and is a wonderful role model to any teens that will read this. This is a good summer read and is definitely one of the better high school books I’ve read thus far. Trina also put up a review of this a few months back, so my review will mostly be my playlist (check it out below), and you can find her review by typing “Tell Me Three Things” in the search bar. 🙂 happy reading!


Chapters 1-3: Crystal Fighters-At Home

Chapters 4-6: OneRepublic-Secrets

Chapters 7-9: Panic! At The Disco-Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met…)

Chapters 10-12: Blink-182-Down

Chapters 13-15: The Goo Goo Dolls-Iris

Chapters 16-18: Andy Black-We Don’t Have To Dance

Chapters 19-21: Lorde-Biting Down

Chapters 22-24: Bear Hands-Agora

Chapters 25-27: FKA Twigs-Two Weeks

Chapters 28-30: Metro Station-Love & War

Chapters 31-33: twenty one pilots-Trees

Chapter 34/Outro: Ellie Goulding-Anything Could Happen


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Tiffani @ Bookish Things

About Tiffani @ Bookish Things

I love anime, Halloween, makeup, my cat Dexter, and strange music. Currently a Barnes & Noble barista.

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