The Friday 56: Tell Me Three Things

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“That’s not the point. I can get an A on my own. I don’t need to hand in your work, ” I say, and cross my arms. “And anyway, it’s against the honor code.”

He looks at me again, and I see the faintest hint of a smirk. Better than a dismissal, I guess, but still obnoxious.

“The honor code?”

Julie Buxmaum’s Tell Me Three Things is one of my favorite contemporary reads that I’ve picked up this year. With a strong focus on family dynamics and a mystery driving the plot, the novel was all around really enjoyable. You can read my full review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads Synopsis:

      “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?”

37 thoughts on “The Friday 56: Tell Me Three Things

  1. That up there was my inner two-year-old coming out again. =) This quote says so much about the character–funny, sassy, clever…I think I’ll request this from the library since I remember from your great review that this story has so many layers of relations. Great quote!

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      1. I will! I’m a bit worn from so much fantasy and dystopian. Time to change it up. Happy reading!! Hope you’re having fun organizing your shelf. I kind of recall you were itching to do some interior designing. =)

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        1. It’s nice to sneak in a different genre every once in a while for sure. Yes, I did some crazy redesigning and while it now looks fabulous, it was a lot of hard work as well. It was also necessary because I need to stop buying so many books, I was very close to running out of room!


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