Some "Trinkets" Are Just Too Pretty To Pass Up

Trinkets Title:  Trinkets
Author:  Kirsten Smith
Format:  E-galley
Length:  288 pages
Publisher Little Brown and Co. BFYR
Rating:  5 Stars
Sixteen-year-old Moe's Shoplifters Anonymous meetings are usually punctuated by the snores of an old man and the whining of the world's unhappiest housewife. Until the day that Tabitha Foster and Elodie Shaw walk in. Tabitha has just about everything she wants: money, friends, popularity, a hot boyfriend who worships her...and clearly a yen for stealing. So does Elodie, who, despite her goodie-two-shoes attitude pretty much has "klepto" written across her forehead in indelible marker. But both of them are nothing compared to Moe, a bad girl with an even worse reputation.

Tabitha, Elodie, and Moe: a beauty queen, a wallflower, and a burnout-a more unlikely trio high school has rarely seen. And yet, when Tabitha challenges them to a steal-off, so begins a strange alliance linked by the thrill of stealing and the reasons that spawn it.

My Thoughts
This is a very unpretentious contemporary read.  Written in varying styles of journal entry; the honest pictures that Moe,  Tabitha, and Elodie paint of their lives and crimes make reading their stories a voyeuristic experience.
These three voices speak to readers of lives spent playing roles based not on who they are, but on who they are perceived or expected to be.

Tabitha-the rich princess with a black AMEX and not a care in the world.
Moe-the scarey stoner chick.
Elodie-the shy, timid, yearbook nerd.

What everyone fails to see is who they really are, and that their true selves are total opposites of the masks they wear for family and friends.
These are girls crying out for the excitement, honesty, and release that they only seem to get when they steal.
That is...until they find each other.
This is a truly heart-warming read that will restore the faith of the most jaded reader in the life changing power of love, friendship, and honesty


  1. great review! I've been trying to find some reviews of Trinkets and glad I found yours. Honestly the synopsis sounds a bit cliche with the misunderstood girls who their true selves are the opposite of what they portray on the surface but you seem to have enjoyed it this much, I might as well give it a try!

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  2. I'm really excited for this one! I think a tale of heartwarming is just what I need.

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  4. This sounds like a great book. Wonderful review! :)

  5. How have I not heard of this? I love the idea of a steal-off, which I'm sure is not going to end well for them. I'm definitely going to have to get myself a copy of this one, thank you for the recommendation!

  6. This book was not on my radar! TOO BAD! Must add it now, sounds wonderful!

  7. Great review. I never heard of this one! I will have to check it out. Thanks!

  8. This sounds like a great book. I'm going to look into this book

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  9. Sounds really good and your calcification is perfect, so... I hope I could have it.

  10. This looks AMAZING, I've never heard of it but I love the style it seems to be written in! *Adds to goodreads shelf*

  11. I've never heard of this book, but it looks like something my middle schoolers would love.

  12. I haven't heard of this one yet but it looks awesome, and I love that cover! Thanks for the review!


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