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3.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,943 ratings  ·  329 reviews
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, wh ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Natalie (Natflix&Books)
Mar 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Trinkets was exactly the kind of fast-paced, easy read I needed. I've been in a major book slump lately (I must be 30-60% of the way through at least 10 books right now--nothing has been holding my attention) so I'm so glad I picked this one up.

Trinkets is about 3 high school girls: Moe, Tabitha, and Elodie.

Moe is the "bad girl". She hangs out with the tough girls in her school even though she secretly loves Katy Perry (and other Pop favorites) and is secretly sleeping with the boy across the
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Ken
Jan 20, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Netflix always seem to pick the right books to adapt, so I've been trying to find as many of these tie in editions as possible.

This 2013 teen drama has produced two series, but what intrest me the most was author Smith is best known for her screen writing credits from the early 2000's (Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You).

Featuring a trio of high school girls who meet at a shoplifters anonymous meeting all tick the traditional tropes: popular Tabitha, bad girl Moe and new girl Elodie f
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Kerri
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit there were moments when I struggled to connect to the three teenagers attending Shoplifters Anonymous meetings. I had some sympathy for them, but not as much as they seemed to think they were worthy of. I find it hard to accept the justifications for stealing when it's done as stress relief, or for a high, rather than out of need. Thankfully, Kirsten Smith is a good writer, and she kept me engaged even when I felt incredibly frustrated with all of the girls. This ended up being a ...more
Steph Campbell
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED the voice(s) in this novel. Superb storytelling, unique voice even with alternating pov, would love to see this book translated to film.
Luke Reynolds
Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, I don't have much to say about this book. I'm watching the Netflix series right now and enjoying it, but aside from the great premise the two anchor themselves in, they feel like completely different properties, which I guess is the point. This was a light and breezy read that felt aged since its publication. Each girl represents a high school cliche: the awkward new girl, the most popular girl in school, and the burnout. Throw them into Shoplifter
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Hilary Graham
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book! TRINKETS is a beautifully told story of friendship between three girls who, despite their outward differences, ultimately help each other discover the people they truly are. Touching, hilarious, and real.
Cassy Hodges
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
quick popcorn lit for tweeny girls watching iCarly that haven't graduated to Degrassi ...more
baileyyy (firebreathingreader)
this was super fun and fast paced and i really recommend this if you want a feel-good book that will put you in a good mood!
Miss Literati
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kirsten Smith’s newest novel TRINKETS is a humorous read filled with high school drama, shoplifting, and above all, friendship.

Moe is a 16-year-old troublemaker that, to no one’s surprise, has to attend weekly Shoplifters Anonymous meetings. The dulls-ville gatherings start to become a bit more interesting when ‘it’ girl Tabitha and goody-two-shoes Elodie show up. Who would have thought these seemingly perfect girls would have such sticky fingers?

What starts off as acquaintanceship soon turns to
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Melissa
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I won this book in a give away so I didn't have the chance to take a peak inside to see if this book would be a perfect match for me or not.

I was hoping it would be more detailed and little bit more complicated in the writing style. The story is very short and to the point and written perfectly for people in the 13 to 14 age group.

The story is told from three perspectives of three very different teenage girls in high school. I felt at times that the cliques were sort of cliche and, in my persona
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
Three different high school girls meet in a Shoplifters Anonymous group and become unlikely friends. Popular Tabitha, Bad Girl Moe and Good Girl Elodie are typical tropes with unoriginal more than meets the eye stories in this predictable story by Kristen Kiwi Smith.

TRINKETS reads like an uninspired After School Special from the 1970s, though tweens and older MG readers might enjoy what’s supposed to be a young adult book.

Smith’s adequate writing kept me interested and the characters were likab
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Natasha
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
- 3.5 / 5 stars -

Was a quick easy read which was a nice change. However, I wasn't amazed and nothing stood out as spectacular. Still enjoyed it though.
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Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Every now and then I try a different genre to see what I think and if I might enjoy it. I don't normally read/listen to contemporary YA novels and though I thought this was okay I can still say it's not really a preferred genre.

Trinkets is told in the POV of three different girls who all have different backgrounds and reasons for shoplifting. They all go to the same school but would never ever be seen together as they hang out with different crowds.

Moe is kind of a rebel with a reputation but un
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Luca
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
— 3.75 / 5 stars ✨ —
Trina Marie
Ok the Netflix show I was *very into* but this felt annoying to read. Idk. It's fine. ...more
Miriam Vries
Sep 11, 2020 rated it liked it
To be honest, I expected a little more from it. there wasn't a lot of tension and I liked the books better. But, it wasn't bad and I enjoyed it anyways. ...more
Amanda
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-books
So I watched the show on Netflix a few months back and didn't realize until I was nearly done with it that it was based on a book. So I finally got around to reading it. The show and book are pretty different, not in a good or bad way, the core plot is the same but many things are different between both mediums. This was not a story I felt like I had to read before watching it (which I generally feel I need to read something before it's made into a movie or show), but it was pretty simple so it ...more
Josie M.
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was interesting; the premise is unlike anything I have ever seen before. I think the author definitely took a risk in writing this book, but I think it payed off.
This book is a multi-perspective story that follows an unlikely friendship that develops through a Shoplifters Anonymous support group.
I liked that this book was multi-perspective. The story was graceful and flowed nicely. Seeing the story through different points of view helped the reader draw similarities and differences b
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Zach Foley
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book about teenage shoplifters had no right to be this good.
Barbara
Told from the varying points of view of three high school girls who couldn't have less in common, this title is sure to be snapped up by teen readers who will see parts of themselves reflected in Tabitha, Elodie, and Moe. The three meet at a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting after getting in trouble for taking things without paying. Readers will have several of their assumptions about the reasons behind theft challenged by the author's depictions of the girls. In the case of Tabitha, shoplifting is ...more
Kelly Hager
Apr 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Kirsten Smith co-wrote two movies I love (Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You) and one I hated (The Ugly Truth). That sentence will probably tell you whether or not you want to read this book.

Like the movies I loved, this book won't change your life and it probably won't be something you end up re-reading.

But if you're in a reading slump or if you even just want to read a book that's cute and sweet but is also unexpectedly deeper than you'd expect it to be, this may be the book for you
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Patricia
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
It's been awhile since I've read a book. I've been so busy with college stuffs (I'm reading starting today I hope I still pass). So on to the book review...

I loved their personalities. I never got annoyed with their attitude and all. I loved how the story progressed. I loved everything about the book. It didn't focus on romance. Instead it focused on family and friends. It was a refreshing read. And yeah, I just wanna say I'm the combination of the three of them. lol
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Susan Schatvet
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, three girls Moe, Elodie and Tabitha all with a different story, who probably never would have connected as friends had they not shared something in common, a compulsive need to shoplift. Kirsten Smith's development of their characters was very believable. ...more
Bianca
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adaptations
Ahhh sadly this was another one where I MUCH preferred the series over the book. The book was still cute but I think the Netflix show did a much better job of telling the story of these three girls.

I enjoyed the overall idea and found it quite original and quirky.
Miranda
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't know if it's the because of the red wine I was drinking when reading it (even though the only people of drinking age in the book were the parents), but I found this book to be a delight. ...more
marisa inez
May 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
idk why I like it so much

It just...... I DUNNO MAN I just like it a lot
Danie
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
some parts were kinda cliche and typical ya writing but overall this was a nice quick read
Alex
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have really loved this book. Not too long ago I watched the TV show adaptation that came out and I binged it that’s on Netflix! When I saw there was a book I just wanted more! I couldn’t get enough of it!

This book is very fast paced and it was a very quick read it didn’t take me long to finish it! Once I started reading it I just got sinked in with all the characters! There are a few things different from the TV show so I found this rather interesting, but for me it didn’t ruin it for me. I d
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Bookundermybed
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did actually enjoy this book. I didn’t have very high expectations for it but I did like it. Tabitha is the popular girl, Moe a burnout and Elodie is a wallflower. They all thrive when they shoplift and even though they go to the same school they have no contact with each other. They meet at a shoplifters anonymous meeting and they click. I loved the part when they hang out together. Brady is awful and I was not a fan of the way Noah treated Moe. Moe’s brother Marc, was very sweet and I did en ...more
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Kirsten Smith is a screenwriter and authors. She co-wrote LEGALLY BLONDE, 10THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, SHE'S THE MAN and ELLA ENCHANTED. She co-wrote and executive produced THE HOUSE BUNNY and THE UGLY TRUTH. She executive produced WHIP IT.

She has written two YA novels, THE GEOGRAPHY OF GIRLHOOD and TRINKETS, the latter of which is being made into a Netflix series, due out in 2019.

She has had over 4
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