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Trinkets – Kirsten Smith

Book Review

Thank you to the publisher who gifted me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tabitha, Elodie and Moe; a beauty queen, a wallflower and a burnout. The most unlikely trio of high school girls that is very rarely seen. When they all meet in a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting, Tabitha challenges them all to a steal-off. This begins a strange alliance that is linked by the thrill of stealing and the reasons that they steal.

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This was the perfect quick-paced fast read that I was in need of when I read this. The premise is unlike anything that I have ever seen or read before. I was extremely intrigued by the premise and how the author would be able to pull it off but I am here to tell you that it really works.

Trinkets is told in multiple perspectives and follows the unlikely friendships that develop through a Shoplifters Anonymous support group. Sometimes I struggle with multiple perspectives, especially when the chapters are quite short (like they are in this book). I didn’t struggle with the multiple perspectives in this book tough and actually throughly enjoyed it. The story flowed extremely nicely and quickly.

By seeing the story from different points of view it help me to draw some similarities and differences between the character all while allowing the characters to stay as individuals.

Each of the perspectives has a slightly difference writing style which adds a huge amount of uniqueness to the story as well as the characters. One thing I throughly enjoyed was that the author has created a multiple perspective book about individual struggles as well as friendships.

I do have a couple of minor complaints about this book though. One of these being that due to the chapters being extremely short and the book feeling so quick-paced, I didn’t properly connect to the characters throughout the book. I feel this wouldn’t be an issue for a lot of people but for me I like to connect to the character in a book and this just didn’t happen in this book. The other complaint is that the book definitely overused minor characters. Each of the multiple perspectives contained even more multiple supporting characters. At times throughout the book I struggled to keep up with all the minor characters and their roles within the stories.

Overall, I enjoyed this story and I loved how quick of a read it was. I was intrigued by this story as soon as I heard about it and I am so glad I gave it a read. The character development in this book is excellent and one that I would like to see in other books. I am so excited to go and watch the TV series adaptation of this book now too!

3 StarsLineHappy Reading

15 thoughts on “Trinkets – Kirsten Smith

  1. Great review! I am like you, I love to connect with the characters, it is one of the main things I look for in books. But I also love a fast-paced story with short chapters. Maybe I’ll give this one a go.


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