by Kirsten Smith
Now a Netflix Original Series! The Breakfast Club meets Leah on the Offbeat in this story of female friendships that break all the rules.
Tabitha, Elodie, and Moe: a beauty queen, a wallflower, and a burnout. Tabitha has just about everything she wants: money, friends, popularity, a hot boyfriend who worships her… and a yen for stealing. So does Elodie, who, despite her goodie-two-shoes attitude pretty much has “klepto” written across her forehead. Both of them are nothing compared to Moe, a bad girl with an even worse reputation. But the day that Tabitha and Elodie walk into Moe’s Shoplifters Anonymous meeting, everything changes. When Tabitha challenges them to a steal-off, they forge a strange alliance linked by the thrill of stealing, and the reasons that spawn it. A more unlikely trio high school has rarely seen.
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 somehow end up on the road to friendship.
About the Author
Kirsten Smith began writing poetry while attending Occidental College but has made a career out of writing screenplays. Her screenwriting and producing credits include 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, The House Bunny, She’s the Man, and Whip It. She is the author of The Geography of Girlhood and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Point of (Re)views
“Hilarious and wise, Trinkets brought me straight back to those hellish days of high school. I fell in love with these three girls.”
“Insightful, sensitive, and funny. Trinkets is a beautiful creation.”
“A sweet, funny, edgy novel . . . imagine The Breakfast Club with girls and shoplifting. I absolutely loved it.”
“I want to build a shrine to this book. It explores and debunks high school clichés and understands the language only teenage feelings speak.”
“Literary without being precious . . . funny, smart, and perceptive.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)