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Tell Me Everything

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  23 reviews

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
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Point
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Katie Gallagher
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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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.
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
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
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
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
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) tri
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
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.
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. It had a main plot about exploring friendships and loves, but also about finding your own creativity. And that plot was amazing. I absolutely loved it. But, I think a lot of books have an amazing main plot. What made this book special and truly beautiful was its subplots.
One of the best things about this book was the subplots of what each character and person was going through. It showed that everyone is dealing with stuff and going through it. One of my favorite parts o
Danielle Kaitlin
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Melyssa Winchester
This was an interesting story.
I was especially taken in by the app itself as it was presented in the story. Found the idea of an app of this nature intriguing, while also attempting to figure out which app in present time it may have represented.
The idea of posting anonymously and the ramifications of doing such a thing, alongside of the arguments of age throughout the novel were also very intriguing to me, and kept me turning the pages to see how it all turned out.
The characters themselves w
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked parts of this for sure, but as a whole, my impression of the story is just neutral. I liked the art aspects, especially the photography parts as I shot film in high school too. But I didn't really like how all of the main storyline was laid out, from Ivy essentially outing all these people to the romance between her and Harold (while him liking her was cute and one of my favorite tropes, it didn't really fit for me, and there were no real signs of him actually liking her or her him excep ...more
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This books gets so many things right. It touches on our society's obsession with social media and how it affects our ability to interact with others by stunting our social skills and in some cases, creating cyber bullies who believe that they can say whatever they want becuase they can do so anonymously, even at the cost of other's feelings. It touches on that fickle line between friendship and love and the angst of not knowing which side you fall on that day. It encompasses the banality of high ...more
Hayley Garron
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
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Abigail Carlson
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm struggling with a rating for this book. As a whole, I wasn't a fan. I never felt connected to Ivy as a main character. I felt frustrated with her much of the time. Harold was a cliche and Nate was predictable. The entire plot was predictable which made my struggle through this story that much more difficult.

But I love the message of this book. I love Enni's critique on social media and I think it's an important message for people of all ages. But the way this book was written was elementary
Robin McCann
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
The content is good for any of the students 5-8th grade. Covers some of the real consequences of social media. This will appeal to those students who like romance novels but are not ready for YA content. It is also a good book to support the fears of young artists and encourage mindfulness of this age students in regards to the privacy needs of others. However, I was not happy with the ending. Too “everything is awesome” for my liking.
Laurie Ryan
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting read. Not mired in darkness but also not so light as to be unrealistic. Just the right amount of humor and angst. The art aspect is especially well done. Tell Me Everything was an interesting and entertaining read. Plus, I love it when a story surprises me which is exactly what this one did.
Julie Anderson
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the author's insights as to how the teens in this story expressed themselves through art and how one teen focused on other's artistic outlets instead of on her own. I found myself laughing out loud and thoroughly enjoyed the read. I would recommend this book.
Madison Serdinak
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Had potential but poorly executed.
Ama Gutierrez
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
this is a somewhat boring book, but i believe it is enlightening, and a great way to view the struggle of a teen in isolation; and to see the vast effect social media has on our society.
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Funny, charming, and timely! This is a really fun story that raises important questions about social media, anonymity, and courage.
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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.