Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni | Book Review

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Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni | Book ReviewTell Me Everything by Sarah Enni
Published by Scholastic Inc. on February 26, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Social Themes, Friendship, Family, Love & Romance
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9781338139167
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three-stars

Your secret's safe...until it's not.
Ivy's always preferred to lay low, unlike her best friend Harold, who has taken up a hundred activities as sophomore year begins. But Ivy has her own distraction: the new anonymous art-sharing app, VEIL.
Being on the sidelines has made Ivy a skilled observer, and soon she discovers that some of the anonymous posters are actually her classmates. While she's still too scared to put her own creations on the app, Ivy realizes that she can contribute in an even better way -- by making gifts for the artists she's discovered. The acts of kindness give her such a rush that, when Ivy suspects Harold is keeping a secret, she decides to go all in. Forget gifts -- Harold needs a major party.
But when her good intentions thrust her into the spotlight, Ivy's carefully curated world is thrown into chaos. Now she has to find the courage to stand out... or risk losing everything and everyone she loves most.

Another day, another random pick from the TBR cart. Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni vastly appealed to me at the time of choosing because it is a slim volume. And as you all know, my mission right now is to just get through some books on my shelf and clear out some much needed space. Thankfully, I whipped right through Tell Me Everything. Although, I will admit that it was not entirely my favorite read. However, it was pretty okay.

Tell Me Everything follows Ivy, a teenage girl who wears black everyday, only has one friend, and is really into photography. Ivy’s best friend is Harold and he is a Leader. Meaning he’s in every club, president in a bunch of extracurriculars and an overachiever. Ivy is decidedly not. So, Harold goes away for the summer to camp. While he’s gone, Ivy gets sucked into this anonymous app called VEIL. On VEIL, people share anonymous art and you can only see posts from within a five mile radius. Ivy finds herself really inspired by the app, figures out who some of the posters are, and goes on to do random acts of kindness for them.

While this sounds super nice in theory, not everyone wants her random acts. Also, given that Ivy never posts on VEIL because she’s too afraid of judgment and criticism, she’s about to be found out as the person doing the acts. And well, it could go either way. Not to mention, her friendship with Herald is really strained lately.

As said, this was a super quick read. I didn’t feel connected very much to Ivy or any of the characters. And being an adult, I did question a lot of the choices made. However, I do think the legitimate actual audience this book is intended for will relate to and like Ivy. Oh, and the art aspect is really cool. I did enjoy Ivy’s passion for photography and her technical knowledge. Although this book wasn’t 100% for me, there’s an audience out there who will certainly enjoy it.


 

 

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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