Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

I’ve got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth…For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn’t been safe or normal for a while. Losing her mom to cancer has her a little bit traumatized and now she has to leave her hometown of Chicago to live with the biological dad she’s never known.Anthony Stone is a rich man with four other daughters—and rules for every second of the day. Tiffany tries to make the best of...


Details Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

TitleTiffany Sly Lives Here Now
ISBN9781335994134
Author
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
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Reviews Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

  • C.G. Drews
    2018-05-03
    I feel like someone just threw an entire box of COMPLICATED EMOTIONS at me. This book made me very angry at times, but also I'm intensely impressed with it and absolutely loved Tiffany like nothing else!! I raged at the bad and cheered for the good...a lot went down ok. It's a lot to digest.The story follows Tiffany Sly who's going to live with her estranged dad. She doesn't know he has kids though, so it's like BOOM she gets hit with an instant ...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2018-02-16
    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.Anybody remember that 1990's sitcom The Nanny? This book reminded me very much of that in many ways as it follows a girl who knows nothing about the family she'll be moving in with. In this case, she has recently lost her mother and soon finds herself about to meet an estranged father whom she's never known before, and will it be worth it, or is his own family just nothing like she's prepared...
  • Dana L. Davis
    2017-10-07
    SPOILER ALERT: I wrote this!It's been my dream to tell a story that travels out into the world and I'm thrilled to share seven days in the life of 16-year-old Tiffany Sly with all of you. Though Tiffany is dealing with some pretty heavy stuff, she's also got a lovable Spirit and a sense of humor that will (hopefully) make you laugh out loud. This inspirational, family story begs the question...what if what doesn't kill you DOESN'T make you strong...
  • Erika Cruz
    2018-02-23
    I am an avid reader of YA sci-fi and fantasy. TIFFANY SLY is the very first YA contemporary novel I’ve ever read, and I am glad it was because I’m hooked. I have a newfound love for YA contemp thanks to this book!Basic premise without spoilers: 16 y/o girl’s life is turned upside down after her mom dies and discovers the dad she goes to live with might not really be her dad.I was so impressed with the writing. Dana L. Davis is such a powerf...
  • Maraia
    2018-05-09
    I’m having a hard time sorting out my thoughts about this book. I absolutely adore the main character, Tiffany Sly. She’s bold, she speaks her mind, she doesn’t let herself be bullied into following orders blindly, and she suffers from anxiety and OCD. Like Tiffany, the author is black and has anxiety, so the representation is of course great. I also appreciate that there wasn’t any romance in the novel! However, this feels very much like...
  • Jazmen
    2018-04-02
    I am Tiffany Sly, and she is me.I have to admit this book surprised me. I wasn't sure where this book was going to go, because I admittedly did NOT read the blurb for this book. I seen the cover, and honestly--that was enough for me. I have to pat myself on the back--because I did well. This was a great read. Tiffany Sly's Mom dies from cancer--and Tiffany is sent to live with the father she never met--in a totally new state. BUT, before she leav...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    2018-03-17
    Tiffany Sly Lives Here NowDana L. DavisRating: 3.5/5Note: Special thanks to Harper Collins for providing a copy for review.There is so much more to this book than what the summary describes. There's a certain level of complexity here surrounding the characters' relationships, the plot, and dialogue that is rare in YA contemporaries.This book incorporates OCD, anxiety issues, PTSD, autism, and psychosomatic induced alopecia into the storyline. At ...
  • Shane
    2018-03-29
    I really loved this story! Tiffany Sly Lives Here is full of humor, sad and relatable moments, a complex family situation, and interesting neighbors one might call crazy but I found it all refreshingly different. A wonderful novel from a great storyteller. Tiffany has recently lost her mother to cancer and is preparing to leave her grandmother, best friend, and all that is familiar and safe behind to move in with a father she knows nothing about....
  • K.A.
    2018-04-25
    This book was amazing. I loved Tiffany and Marcus, loved reading about their truths. Highly recommend this one for anyone who feels out of place.
  • USOM
    2018-04-03
    What stood out to me most in Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now were the characters/family dynamic and the themes. Both of these were sort of dark horse elements for me. I was expecting to fall in love with the plot. While it was still very interesting - I ultimately stayed for the themes and characters.Tiffany instantly drew me in. She was polite, terrified, and intelligent. At the same time she was sassy, nuanced, and incredibly intelligent. Tiffany ha...
  • Val
    2018-03-08
    3.5This book surprised me in a good and bad way:-In a bad way because religion plays a huge part in this (the father and family Tiffany didn't know she had are Jehovah Witnesses), and I don't like reading books where religion is front and center.-In a good way because in spite of the big part religion plays here, I liked the book and wow, I did not expect it. But do you know why I think I liked the book? Because of Tiffany Sly. She's a character ...
  • Ally (book__ventures)
    2018-03-25
    I received a copy of Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. For this being Dana Davis's debut novel, I was thoroughly impressed by the prose. The fluidity of her words makes an already fast-paced book read even faster. Through her robust writing, Davis gives each and every character a full life and detailed background. Tiffany Sly has easily become one of my new favorite female characters. She is strong, p...
  • Candy
    2018-03-10
    I absolutely loved this book. The seven day ride with Tiffany Sly was amazing. I enjoyed the emotional ups and downs. I laughed, cried, was angry right along with Tiffany. Tiffany suffered from PTSD and as an anxiety sufferer I could relate to all the feelings she felt when going through those moments. I loved being left in suspense to the very ending. I give this book the five stars it deserves and recommend it to everyone especially those who c...
  • Madison
    2018-03-12
    Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now is a magical kind of book. It is a book that made me laugh and cry, a book that challenges the reader on everything from the definition of family and existential life questions, to acceptance, forgiveness, and the crazy things we do to make the world make sense. It’s a book about never giving up - on life or people. It’s a book about looking past the surface. It’s a book about life. And I loved it.Tiffany Sly is o...
  • Lorraine Storms
    2018-04-11
    Delightful. I'm not a huge reader of YA contemporary as I tend to veer toward YA fantasy more often than not, but TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW was a wonderful read. Tiffany Sly is so relatable as a character and seeing the world through her eyes is a gift!I was hesitant when other reviews mentioned that there was a lot of talk of religion and God, worried that I might end up groaning over religion being jammed down my throat...but that wasn't it AT...
  • Diane Magras
    2018-04-26
    Every once in a while, I across a book that’s not just hard to put down, but draws me in instantly, with characters that open up in complicated ways, and a story that I connect to at once regardless of any difference I may have with that world. TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW is that kind of book. It’s the story of a girl forced into a new life after her mother’s death, and a new family with a father she’s never known before who may, in fact, ...
  • Dee
    2018-05-08
    I love when an author takes all the complexities of a story and weaves them seamlessly. Tiffany Sly has a lot to navigate though. After losing her mom, she has to move, make new friends, live with sisters and a step-mother she didn't even know she had, and get to know a father who has rules for everything. I kept turning the pages to see how her story unfolded, and to see how her decisions shaped what came next.Most of all, I loved the relationsh...
  • Maria Katsulos
    2018-04-27
    This book is AMAZING plain and simple. Find my full review at The Falling Shelf!
  • Laura
    2018-05-08
    This made me feel all the feels, furious at times, but I am so grateful. I loved Tiffany Sly and what she stood for. Picked this up not hearing much about it. Do yourself a favour and read it now!
  • Shelly
    2018-04-12
    *probably closer to 3.5 stars*The voice was really solid and I definitely liked this one overall!
  • Assia
    2018-05-06
    Triggers : Anxiety and AbuseThis review is going to be long as hell. I am black, so #ownvoices review. I’ll block out the spoilers. This was originally posted on my blog! I REALLY enjoyed this book.Like in my review of American Panda, though I LOVED this story, there were a few aspects that I disliked.What I liked :- The cover.The cover is beautiful! I genuinely cannot think of another like it. Most of the time, I hate covers that show the face...
  • LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
    2018-04-20
    You can see my full review here!I wasn't expecting to DNF this, but it happened. The only bright spot was Tiffany, she was relatable and I wish I could have read more about her and her Gram. However, everything else wasn't for me. I didn't understands the doctor's repulsion of medication. His three year old daughter is autistic. Tiffany has Alopecia and her tells her to TAKE SOME VITAMINS. She also has anti depressions and now has to hide them. ...
  • Lisa Green
    2018-02-22
    Wow! I received an ARC of this book and was curious, but went in unsure because I typically don't click with contemporary as a genre. I opened the cover to take a look and was done less than 24 hours later. The writing was wonderful, Tiffany was very real and loveable. All of the characters were well developed and the emotional impact was... well I was a blubbering mess by the end but in a good way. I would highly recommend this book and look for...
  • Ang
    2018-03-03
    This had some elements I really loved, but it had some elements I really hated too. First of all, I was super into Tiffany herself. Great character, really interesting. And I wished there were more of her! And more of her and London interacting. And more of HER. Just more. She felt half-baked because it didn't go into depth enough; the author just tried to pack too much in, so it left things undone.I also really loved the neighbors, but I HATED H...
  • MK
    2018-03-12
    Arc provided by NetGalley.This book was all over the place, and not in a good way. It veered around a lot in tone and pacing and subject matter.The strength of the book lies in the lead character, Tiffany Sly. After the death of her mother, she goes to live with the man she believes to be her father, while at the same time communicating with another man who ALSO believes he may be her father. She’s trapped and confused, still mourning the loss ...
  • Amanda
    2018-05-05
    Full disclosure: I got this book free, and I probably wouldn’t have finished it except I promised to write a review about it. Although the premise of the book is interesting, the storyline is haphazard and poorly executed.Basically, Tiffany Sly—a Chicago native whose mother just died from cancer—is flying to California to live with her biological father who she just found out existed. When she arrives—surprise! She has four stepsisters—...
  • Teresa
    2018-02-26
    This book wasn't at all what I was expecting but I fell in love with it about 25 pages in!Tiffany Sly is sent to live with her father, the man she has never met (and the family she knows nothing about) after the death of her mother. When she arrives, Tiffany is thrown to learn she has siblings and that her father and his family are Jehovah Witnesses; something she knows nothing about. As she struggles to find her place in his new family, one she ...