Thursday, January 7, 2016

Swoon Thursday (#154): Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!


- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting


This week, my swoon is from Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum!


(Note: I took out the boy's name! The mystery must remain alive, given the specific premise of this book.)

"Three? I don't have a three. My head is still spinning."

"I have one."

"Go for it."

"Three: I want to kiss you, like, very much, please."

"You do?" I ask.

"I do," he says, and so I turn toward him, and he turns toward me, and even though we are in this random IHOP and our table is full of the bizarre array of uneaten foods [redacted] has ordered to allow us to keep our table for the past three hours - pancakes, of course, but also pickles and apple pie - everything falls away.

It is just him and me, [redacted] is [redacted] is [redacted] and Jessie is Jessie is Jessie, ad his lips touch mine.

But sometimes a kiss is not a kiss is not a kiss. Sometimes it's poetry.

- ARC, page 325



That is the last scene, the last lines of the book. I found that I couldn't not pick a scene from this book, even though there was a lack of PHYSICAL swoons in this book. It was very swoony in a non-physical way, this story. I ADORED this book. Seriously, go see how much I loved it. I'm not a YA contemporary person (usually) but this book was quite good!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my, you had to wait until the end to get to this. Now I'm intrigued.

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    1. YES! Given the premise of the book, it makes sense... but yup, all the way at the end. :)

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  2. Oh my gosh I am so excited for this book! I'm glad you found it swoony, even if there isn't much physical stuff ;) I'll definitely check out your review, Alyssa!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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    1. YAY! I hope you love the book, Zareena! :D

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  3. Quite possibly my favorite part of this book! Soooo freaking good.

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    1. So happy to hear that! I think this is my favorite scene too. ^_^

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  4. I just read your review for this one and I now I am in need of this book! I just love that so much, so swoony!

    Amber ❤ The Book Bratz

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  5. What a great swoon indeed!! I want to read this book after reading your review and this swoon!

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  6. Aw, pretty swoon :D Thank you for sharing about it Alyssa. <3 And yaaay for liking this book a lot :D

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