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The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton

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The Serpent King meets Girl in Pieces in this moving and darkly funny story about a teenage girl coming of age and learning how to grieve in small-town Montana.

Tiffany Templeton is tough. She dresses exclusively in black, buys leather jackets that are several sizes too big, and never backs down from a fight. She's known in her tiny Montana town as Tough Tiff, and after her
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Razorbill
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Sylvie
Mar 23, 2020 is currently reading it
So I heard this book is like Veronica Mars (tv show).

*Me on my way to read the book.*
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Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Small town intricacies, larger than life inhabitants!

Tiffany Templeton (Tough Tiff) doesn't fit and yet she's in exactly the right space for being her.
Having been sent to detention school for shoplifting we relive her past story via letters written to her Probation Officer. Her current situation is puzzling and it takes time for the past and present to combine. When it does she's on her way to becoming whole.
Tiffany has secrets. Many. In some ways she's the secret keeper for the whole town, even
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Sara (A Gingerly Review)
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I want Tiffany as one of my new friends. Can someone make that happen?
Meghan
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was received as an ARC from PENGUIN GROUP Penguin Young Readers Group - Razorbill in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This book for me was not what I was expecting at all. Usually when you hear the words small crimes, you feel like it would be a story of overcoming obstacles and regaining your life back but for Tiffany Templeton, whenever she made an opportunity for growth, someone stopped her or got in her way. All
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Desi Kennedy
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had hoped for a little more with this book, however, I was pleased. Tiffany spies on people and so having spied she is a keeper of secrets. At the start of the story, Tiffany is being sent home from detention school. Not because she is done, but the detention center was shut down. Her mother has a caustic tongue. Her brother is a waste of space and her father is deceased. I really enjoyed the growth of Tiffany. I loved Kelli, the probation officer. I thought several characters were just wacky ...more
Emma L.
Feb 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
So many readers have said that they bought or wanted to read a book solely based on the cover and I always was convinced they were 'crazy' until now, until I saw this book.

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I'm so gay for this cover.
Melissa
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved The Flood Girls when it came out a few years ago and Richard Fifield is such a delight online, so I was really excited to check out The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton. All I can say is that I was definitely entertained.

The story itself is interesting and the characters are what really bring it to life. I especially enjoyed the group of senior citizens, led by Betty Gabrian. Richard was great at bringing a small town to life: the good, bad, and ugly. Tiffany had a strong voice and
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Amanda Harris
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this novel from NetGalley. I was drawn to it partly because of the cover; those neon letters are fantastic! Also, I was drawn to the reference to The Serpent King in the teaserI loved that story!

The plot is threaded together with current action and reflective letters from Tiffany to fill in backstory, and I think the formatting layout of a final copy will clarify some of the confusion I had here and there about whether this was happening now or in the past. The character
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John Clark
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you do when you're haunted by ghosts and not all of them are dead ones. This is what it seems life is throwing at Tiffany. Still grieving her father's death, she was as though dead to her mother in terms of emotional support. Her situation, coupled with a long duration of being teased by others at school, caused her to flip out and then end up in a detention center. Once freed, she vows to hunker down, rein in her feelings and blow town when she's able. However, there are plenty of ...more
Dana
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book, Tiffany lets us ride shotgun as she navigates her return to her small Montana town after being a girls' detention center. Small town eccentricities are writ magnificently (and often hilariously) large as the past and present of her story are woven together. Artists, sheriffs, cheerleaders, thieves, postal workers, drug dealers, bureaucrats, forest rangers, and waterbed salesmen all fall under her observant gaze as she seeks a little redemption and a little retaliation. Instead of ...more
Laura Moriarty
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and I loved Tiffany. Funny and full of compassion. Even the minor characters were well drawn and intriguing. Great read.
Lisa Hunt
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fabulous! I love this book! Highly recommended!!!!!
Carol M
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tiffany Templeton has the reputation of being tough, so tough she had to be sent to a facility for juvenile delinquents. When the center is closed, Tiffany is sent home early, on probation. Her dad is dead, her mother is distant, and no one in the tiny town where she lives trusts her Not because of her small crimes but her bigger crime of wanting more than the her surroundings allow her. A cynical coming of age story for jaded teens who like their fiction dark and realistic.
Sarah
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley

This book wasnt quite what I was expecting. Im not sure what exactly I was expecting, but this wasnt it. I would call this a very realistic fiction. This story is extremely character driven, even though there are lots of things going on in the book. And while there are some plot threads in the book I thought could have used some better fleshing out, this book is already 320 pages long and I felt it to be 320 pages long.
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Judy Beetem
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me laugh and cry and still makes my heart ache. Richard Fifield has created characters so colorful and fun, yet nasty and mean, and above all very real, making Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton an absolute pleasure to read. Tiffany is a seventeen-year-old reformed juvenile delinquent. The story opens on her early release from the Dogwood juvenile detention facility she's been in for the last 3 monthes. She's absorbed back into her old life in Gabardine, Montana - back into the ...more
Carol M
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found Tiffany Templeton intriguing and a very real kind of character--the misunderstood delinquent The supporting characters are mostly well defined. The plot about the play enacted by ladies from the local nursing home irritated me almost to the point of minot finishing the book. I think, overall, there is an audience for this novel.
Jennifer
Mar 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I did liked this book, but but love it. It was something different than I normally read the story and enjoyed that and the characters also.
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Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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