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Julie Buxbaum is a former lawyer and an American New York Times best-selling author of young adult and literary fiction novels.

Born in New York, she holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages, selling numerous copies across the globe.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and a ridiculous collection of books.

Her work has previously appeared in renowned publications, including The New York Times.

More about Julie Buxbaum

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult

United States


Non Series

  • The Opposite of Love (2008)
  • After You (2009)
  • Tell Me Three Things (2016)
  • What to Say Next (2017)
  • Hope and Other Punch Lines (2019)
  • Admission (2020)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Opposite of Love

Emily Haxby is an accomplished twenty-nine year old attorney based in Manhattan.

When she suddenly breaks up with her boyfriend, Andrew, right before he proposes, Emily leaves everyone in shock.

But as the holiday draws closer, Emily starts doubting her decision.

Forced by her by a womanizing boss to work on a multimillion-dollar lawsuit that goes against her principles; her spirited and delightful Grandpa Jack is losing it; her alienated father isn’t there for her when she needs him the most; while dwindle memories of her late mother are a continual reminder than love isn't eternal.

Will Emily overcome her fears and take the wheel of your life?

Author: Julie Buxbaum
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0385341233
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
After You

When Lucy, Ellie Lerner’s childhood best friend, is murdered in front of her young daughter on a London street, Ellie leaves everything behind—including her marriage, job and life in Boston—and moves to London to help her late friend's family.

Greg, Lucy’s husband, uses the pub to overcome his sadness, while eight-year-old Sophie refuses to speak.

Determined to help Sophie heal, Ellie resorts to exploring a book that gave her the solace she needed as a child: The Secret Garden.

However, upon going through the book together, Lucy's secrets, which she kept even from her best friend, start emerging.

While exploring Lucy’s life, Ellie is forced to face truths about her own life.

Author: Julie Buxbaum
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0385341257
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Tell Me Three Things

Nothing seems to be working out for Jessie after a week of junior year at her new and discouraging LA prep school.

But right as she begins contemplating about returning to Chicago, Jessie receives a mysterious email from an individual referring to themselves as Somebody/Nobody, or rather SN.

As it turns out, the person is willing to help her overcome the challenge of her new school. Could this be a prank?

Having lost her mom nearly two years ago, Jessie is now forced to traverse the nation and live with her evil step-mother and her terrible teenage son.

Although Jessie and SN become close, could meeting physically ruin everything?

Author: Julie Buxbaum
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0553535679
Publisher: Ember
What to Say Next

KIT: I for some strange reason didn’t feel like sitting with Annie and Violet at lunch. I feel like nobody understands me.

DAVID: I’ve been in this school for 622 days. And during that period, nobody ever shared a table with me—until Kit Lowell. I recently heard that she lost her father.

When an improbable bond is formed between a reasonably popular Kit Lowell and David Drucker, a guy with no social life, everybody is shocked—none more so than Kit and David.

So when Kit requests for David’s help to look into her dad’s fatal car crash, he gladly agrees.

But will their friendship handle the truth?

Author: Julie Buxbaum
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0553535716
Publisher: Ember
Hope and Other Punch Lines

Teenager Abbi Hope Goldstein has an alter ego, Baby Hope, who is the laughing stock of the internet.

A victim of 9/11, Abbi was photographed on that tragic day adorning a birthday crown and holding a red balloon as one of the twin towers crumbled to the ground behind her.

Now, fifteen years later, a desperate Abbi decides to spend summer as a counselor at Knights Day Camp right before her seventeenth birthday, hoping to keep a low profile.

Unfortunately for her, Noah Stern is also a victim of 9/11.

As the two join forces to unravel the mystery behind the Baby Hope photo, will they handle the truth?

Author: Julie Buxbaum
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0525644446
Publisher: Random House

Life is perfect for Chloe Wynn Berringer.

On the verge of joining her dream college, she is not only going to prom with her long-term crush, but also has the support of her best friend.

Furthermore, her mom is also on the brink of climbing up the celebrity ladder.

Her perfect world however implodes when the FBI storm into her house, apprehending her mother for a huge college admissions corruption charge.

To make matters worse, Chloe could also face legal consequences.

As she loses everything, Chloe must ask herself some tough questions.

Why did her parents cheat on her behalf?

Was she complicit?

Author: Julie Buxbaum
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B07ZC84CNJ
Publisher: Delacorte Press