Sixteen-year-old Moe Truax'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. The girls are about to discover that, ultimately, stealing isn't about the things, it's about the control, the power. For Tabs, it's her cheating dad. For Elodie, it's about a dead mom. And Moe? Oh, it turns out she's just at the meetings because she is bored.
Hollywood screenwriter Kirsten Smith tells this story from multiple perspectives with humor and warmth as three very different girls who are supposed to be learning the steps to recovery end up learning the rules of friendship.
Praise for Trinkets:
* "Literary without being precious...[a] funny, smart, and perceptive book."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A just-right ending will make this a hit with fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Elizabeth Scott and other venerable chick-lit authors."
Kirsten Smith first began writing poetry while attending Occidental College but has made a career out of writing screenplays. Her credits include "10 Things I Hate About You," "Legally Blonde," "House Bunny," and "Ella Enchanted." She is the author of Geography of Girlhood.