Hello, and welcome to another giveaway! I am partnering with Hachette Audio Productions for a giveaway of two audio copies of the book Trinkets, written by Kirsten Smith and narrated by Dana Berger, Jessica Scholl, and Lilla Crawford ! Trinkets, which is now a Netflix Original Series, has been compared to The Breakfast Club meets Leah On The Offbeat, and if The Breakfast Club were all girls. What’s not to love?
Below, you’ll find the synopsis, a bit about the author, Praise for Trinkets and the giveaway details. Are you ready?
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith, published in audio July 23rd, 2019 by Hachette Audio (Originally published March 12th, 2013)
Recommended reading age is 14+
The Shoplifters Anonymous meetings that sixteen-year-old Moe is forced to attend 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.
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.
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 40 poems published in literary magazines like The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah and The Massachusetts Review.
She has also co-written two graphic novels, MISFIT CITY and SMOOTH CRIMINALS.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, she lives in Los Angeles with her MISFIT CITY & SMOOTH CRIMINALS co-author Kurt Lustgarten and their two dogs.
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.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“…Nails the claustrophobic feel of high school…”
“With different glimpses of high school life, some romance for each character, and family drama that doesn’t overwhelm the plot, Trinkets is a quick and entertaining read.”
— School Library Journal
“Chapters alternate between the voices of the three girls, giving insight into three differing yet parallel motivations for shoplifting while creating characters that readers will find appealing and sympathetic whether or not they agree with their perspectives.”
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“I want to build a shrine to this book. It explores and debunks high school clichés, and understands the language only teenage feelings speak. Its three narrators make a unique story not only exciting to experience vicariously, but relatable. It will sit on my shelf next to a My So-Called Life boxset and copies of The Virgin Suicides and Girl, Interrupted.”
— Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-Chief, Rookie
“Hilarious and wise, Trinkets brought me straight back to those hellish days of high school. I fell in love with these three girls—their individual struggles are so real and wonderfully touching.”
— Anna Farris, star of The House Bunny
“I am not surprised that Kiwi Smith, once again, has written something so insightful, sensitive and, of course, funny. Trinkets is a beautiful creation. It is raw and full of heart, honest and open. Never has someone described the phenomena of ‘mirror faces’ more perfectly. I am grateful for that.”
— Ellen Page, star of Juno and Whip It
“Trinkets is a sweet, funny, edgy novel…imagine The Breakfast Club with girls and shoplifting. I absolutely loved it.”
— Victoria Justice, star of Victorious
Did you watch the Netflix Original Series and want to read the book afterwards? Or maybe you want a refresher before seeing the book come to life! Either way, I’m here to help! Below is a Rafflecopter link for the chance to win an audio version of Trinkets, courtesy of Hachette Audio Productions!
- US only
- Runs August 1st-August 7th (One week)
- Follow the steps in the Rafflecopter link
- Enjoy the show!
(P.S.- Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, because there will be a separate chance to win a copy there as well! My handle is Somebooksandramblings !)
(NOTE: if you end up winning both copies, you will be expected to forfeit one of them, or be disqualified entirely.)