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Tell Me Everything

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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  659 ratings  ·  123 reviews
YOUR SECRET’S SAFE … UNTIL IT’S NOT

Ivy is the shy artist type and keeps a low profile—so low that she’s practically invisible to everyone at Belfry High School except for her best friend, Harold. As sophomore year begins, Harold takes up a hundred activities, leaving Ivy on her own. Luckily she’s found a distraction: the new anonymous art-sharing app, VEIL.

Soon Ivy realize
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Point
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Kristina Horner
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I struggled with this book a little bit. Overall, I really wanted to like it. I loved the concept - young girl discovers VEIL, an anonymous new art-sharing app she really connects with, works up the courage to share her art online, etc. However, I found so many things off about this book. First of all, I found the central conflict around VEIL to highly unbelievable. The whole point of the book is I guess freedom of speech? And there are all these ~big moral questions~ around whether a hateful po ...more
Katie Gallagher
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Read this review and others on my blog!

I’ve been a loyal listener of Sarah Enni’s First Draft podcast since 2014, so I was psyched to pick up a copy of her debut novel. Tell Me Everything follows Ivy, a sophomore photography nerd who’s been struggling with growing distance between her and her BFF Harold. To take her mind off her absent, over-scheduled friend, Ivy becomes engrossed with the new app VEIL, which allows users to view Instagram-style anonymous pictures local to a five-mile radius
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mindful.librarian ☀️
I wanted to love this book. I really really wanted to. However, I definitely think its target audience is more in the 7th/8th grade range vs. high school, despite the subject matter, and I just couldn't fully buy into Ivy and her character. Some of the social media stuff was hard-hitting and would be great for kids to read, but some of the other events were just cringeworthy. I'm eager to hand it to my 13 yo daughter and see what she says - my view may just be skewed because of my age and the fa ...more
E1 Sydney Wang
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Tell me Everything" is fantastic. This book is about how Ivy, an 'invisible' girl, discovered an app called VEIL, where anonymous artists get to share their thoughts and post their art. Ivy discovered a few of her classmates and found out their real identity. So she started doing random act of kindness. Ivy, the main character in this book, has a shy characteristic when facing large groups of her classmates. But when everyone's feeling upset, she's always willing to help out and manages to make ...more
Abbyforth
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, quick read. While I loved the portrayal of the town and the app VEIL, the themes in this book felt a little on the nose and overly simplistic. Maybe this is just a result of me reading older YA and having unfair expectations for a book that's decidedly younger. Tell Me Everything is definitely out of my wheelhouse, and I probably wouldn't have picked it up if I wasn't already familiar with Sarah Enni from her podcast (which, by the way, I highly recommend). This is more of a 3.5 ...more
Kelly
A timely and thought-provoking book about social media, anonymity, art, and being yourself for yourself. Ivy's voice here is fantastic and the perfect blend of funny, snarky, confused, and insecure. This book is absolutely for teens, with dialog that's real and situations that resonate among teens learning how to navigate long-time and newly-budding friendships. At the heart of the story is the VEIL app, which Ivy turns to to better cope with a summer away from her brilliant best friend. VEIL al ...more
Kay
May 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
This whole book feels like one giant meh, and a whole lot of wasted potential. I will say, though, that the chapter number pages (is that what they're called? The first page of each chapter I guess) were absolutely gorgeous, with pretty paint patters on them, so there's that to love!

There were definitely some interesting and important conversations about social media and internet privacy. A significant part of the novel concerns the decision of whether or not the identity of someone who makes a
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Janelle Hackbarth
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autographed
I got an advanced copy from Eldeweiss Plus to review, before getting a physical copy to get signed by the author at a festival.

What drew me to the book was the art app after seeing the trailer for the book.

I loved Ivy and enjoyed reading about the art aspect of the book, and her working to discover the VEIL users identities and doing surprise anonymous acts of kindness to them. I even liked it when one of the acts went wrong, becoming a story that could happen in real life because real life isn'
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Jennifer
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Gretal
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: yarc
Tell Me Everything follows sophomore Ivy who is a shy artist except for when she decides to get into everyone’s business, doing “good” deeds for people whose identities she figured out (or thinks she has) from posts to an anonymous art-sharing app similar to Yik Yak or After School. This culminates in her deciding her best friend is gay and throwing a coming out party for him because she thinks he hasn’t felt supported enough by her to tell her so obviously the solution is to kind of out him. Sh ...more
Laura Beam
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever felt, even before you've read something, like it was written just for you? That is how this book felt to me. Not only did I feel this way when I heard about this book, and when I waited for it, and when I ordered it, but I felt that way when I read it. This book felt like it was written just for my teen self. I felt every feeling Ivy feels. I felt every feeling Harold feels. If you were to merge the two of them into one person, that person would be me when I was in high school. And ...more
Bookyworm:3
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tell Me Everything is a contemporary romance.....and oh was it good!
I love how the plot starts and ends nicely. The fact that it also included a pride club and standing up for gay people made it all the better. There was more friendship, then romance in the beginning, but it started picking up as you read. Ivy was just a shy girl who wanted to show her art to the world, but didn't know how. I loved Harold and Nate both, but I think we needed to see Harold a little more. I get that it was suppos
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Kristy
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really charming book that felt very authentically teen to me. I like that the main character was struggling with self-esteem and felt unable to share her art with people, but despite this the book wasn’t sad at all it was just real and full of many many charming details. It’s nice to read a YA novel that isn’t about magic or fantasy or anything too dark and gritty. It was just about a teen trying to grow up while making some cringe worthy assumptions and mistakes.
I also appreciated t
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Madison
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
Oh man. How could I not give a 5 star rating to a book that tugged at my heart strings and made me feel warm and fuzzy throughout?

I don’t read YA often and this only came across my radar after listening to The Stacks podcast. I think this is a wonderful exploration of social media, the good the bad and the ugly. I’m glad something like this exists for young adults. I loved Ivy so much and I was really rooting for her. By chapter 26 I was REALLY screaming into my pillow and saying shit shit shit
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Carli
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thank you to Edelweiss and Scholastic for the advance Kindle copy of this 2.26.19 release. All opinions are my own.

⭐️⭐️💫/5 for this cautionary social media tale. Over the course of a summer, Liv becomes absorbed by a new app called Veil, where users can post their art temporarily for users within 5 miles to see. Afraid to put her art on the app, Liv instead obsessed over others’ contributions. When school starts and she begins to figure out the identity of some contributors, she (misguidedly) t
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Traci at The Stacks
I have no clue how to rate YA. It’s a cute book. I was way ahead of it, but I’m not 13. The author confronts some really interesting ideas like privacy and being a spectator vs a part of society through the lens of social media, but there are also lots of tropes around artists and queerness. It’s a fast read and it goes down smooth.
Nhi (The Booknerd)
Actual Rating: 3.75
This book has an interesting plot but I sometimes can't relate to Ivy, the main character. I like the story, but there were some cringe-worthy moments. Ivy has a really big heart, even though she can messes sometimes. It was a quick read and a pretty enjoyable one.
Michael Kott
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jake-zoe
Well told story. Recommended.
Wired153
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Evangeline
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Btw this has a few spoilers :). Lovvvvvvvve it. I'm gonna be truthful I'm only halfway through, but I'm a fast reader. Anyway the part where she give Jeanne the paintbrushes! So good! I hated it when Loretta took all the credit tho! Hope the rest is good. Well wishes!
Olivia
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yabc-reviews
Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti...

TELL ME EVERYTHING follows Ivy, beginning the summer before her sophomore year. Ivy’s parents are ecologists, and her passion for art feels out of their realm. However, Ivy does not really challenge herself and them, and she chooses to stay in the shadows. At the beginning of summer, she says goodbye to her best friend, Harold, and she feels like they have A Moment.

When Harold goes to an intellectual camp, Ivy is left to her own
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Bayley
I loved this book. I was worried I was not going to love this book (because I love Sarah Enni, First Draft Podcast is fantastic, and I am always concerned I won't love people in a different medium) but I did.
I loved Ivy. I love that Ivy did bad things and she was wrong basically the whole book. Despite her being wrong I could see why she was doing what she was doing, and I was able to see my behavior reflected in hers. I too would use VEIL as a mystery to solve. I think. I also thought she was
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Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
I really liked Tell Me Everything!  I was definitely intrigued and I wasn't sure what to expect but I definitely got pulled into Ivy's world.  

I wasn't the biggest fan of Ivy, and Harold was definitely more supportive than she was with him.  It was hard to like her, and it felt like she didn't give people a lot of chances.  She's definitely of those characters who needs one friend and no one else.  Hopefully, she's more open and willing to give people a chance at the end of the book.

I feel like
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Eve Zhan
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it
While I understand the main character makes a lot of actions that are a little childish and insensitive, I felt the book had some potential deep down. What really threw me off though was the slang. The amount of time the author used “cuz”, “beef”, adding extra letters(ex: alllllll) and even had a character curse but censored(“Oh BLEEP,” Ms. H says)it was an editors worst nightmare. It gave you the same feeling you had when your parents tried to keep up the the new “hip ways”; outdated. Because i ...more
Anja
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Carro Herdegen
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kiss-the-book
Language: PG13 (16 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG
Ivy is an artist—something most people know—but what Ivy keeps secret are the pieces she makes. Surrounded by so much good art, how can hers compare? Instead of putting out her own photographs to be criticized, Ivy decides to thank others for their art—but there is a line between doing something kind for the artist and doing what Ivy believes is best for the artist. Can kindness be unkind?
Several messages and morals pierced my he
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Sašenka
Mar 23, 2019 rated it liked it
More like 3,5*
It is a cute, fluffy and a quick read.
But I had a few issues with it. I'm not sure if it's my personality or me being an adult. But the problems Ivy got herself into- I did not have too much sympathy for her. I hate assuming etc. But I guess that was the point the autor was trying to make. And I think it would work for most of the young adults, and that's fine.
The other thing I am not a fan of, generally, are the grand gestures. I dislike them in books, movies or TV series. I would
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Rachel
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Sarah Enni's podcast and I love this book. I work at a high school library and I see the effects of social media every day. So many students come to me because of things posted about them online, how they feel people are judging them because of it, etc. Having this book in high school libraries is so important.

Beyond that, this was just a really great book to read about self-identity and esteem, relationships, and the high school experience.

Full review: https://picturethisliteraturecom.
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Sarah Bowe
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A book about the good (self expression) and the bad (again.... Self expression) of social media. I like Ivy. She always meant well, even when it didn't turn out. I was bummed out with Harold until he redeemed himself at the end. I'm glad Ivy found a friend in Nate when Harold wasn't there.
ireadtoomuch
May 13, 2020 rated it liked it
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Sarah Enni has come a long way from her first writing job, a journalism gig covering the radioactive waste industry. She now writes young adult novels and also produces and hosts the First Draft podcast, where she encourages other writers to spill their juicy secrets. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat Hammer, and is very likely eating enchiladas right now.

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