A New York Times Bestseller
What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?
Funny and romantic, this tug-at-your-heartstrings contemporary YA debut is perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week as a junior at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. 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.
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?
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?
“Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum’s book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page
Jessie's mother has been dead for two years, and because her father has recently married a woman he met online and moved the family to Los Angeles, Jessie is starting her junior year at a fancy private school where she knows no one. The only good news is that a classmate and self-described "spirit guide" is anonymously emailing her tips about surviving Wood Valley High. "Somebody Nobody" is a great virtual conversationalist, and they turn out to have plenty in common, including grief. Jessie begins making friends and grappling with her complicated family dynamics, but she's always wondering about her correspondent. Could he be brooding, handsome Ethan, her English-project partner? The cute guy at work whose girlfriend has it in for her? Stepbrother Theo? The dialogue both spoken and typed is consistently funny, and adult author Buxbaum (After You) makes everyone, even subsidiary characters, believable. She maintains suspense until the very end, and even if readers think they know who "Somebody Nobody" is, the desire to find out whether Jessie's real-life and virtual crushes are one and the same will keep them turning the pages as quickly as possible. Ages 12 up.
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Tell Me Three Things
This book was the best book I have ever read! I started reading it and finished reading it in the same day. I could not stop reading it and never put it down. I loved the storyline and at the end I was practically screaming!! It wasnt predictable for me because the author makes it a little tricky to figure out who SN is. The ending is AMAZING but also it is not a dead give away. I loved the end result and loved the characters and the way this book was written. I 11/10 recommended it and I found myself crying at the end... especially the last sentence. Overall and amazing read and a perfect end to the book!!! READ IT!!!!!
Tell me three things
I loved this book so much and I think this book is good for people who love a good romance story and is mature enough to handle SOME things. Also, if you are the type of person that likes reading about other people’s problems (me😂) then I think you would like this book. Very interesting and full of great twists. I think YOU should try out this book! One flaw about this book was that it was a little predictable though but if I could, I would give it six stars!
Jessie’s world and we’re all just living in it
I seriously could not stop reading. The anticipation of knowing who SN actually is, made me excited for the ending, but also dread it. This story focuses on all aspects of what its like for a young girl to move to a new state, new school and entirely new life. I loved every sentence and was pleasantly surprised with the ending!