Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

9781538516010. DAVIS, Dana L. Tiffany Sly Lives Here. 8 CDs. 9:20 hrs. Harper Audio. May 2018. ISBN 9781538516010. $39.99. digital download.
Gr 7 Up—Sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly's mother has just died of cancer when she's sent from Chicago to Simi Valley, CA, to live with a father she's never met. At her massive new home, she's greeted by a white stepmother and four half-sisters because Dr. Anthony Stone's away on a medical emergency. Anthony arrives for dinner, surprising Tiffany with his light skin—so unlike her own. He proves to be an unbending disciplinarian about hair, phones, relationships, religion, even mental illness. At her elite new school, students assume Tiffany must be a scholarship student. Within days, she's become buddies with the school's pariah, broken her sister's (secret) boyfriend's nose, twisted her ankle, and started her own nonprofit. And by week's end, another father appears demanding a paternity test. Debut author Davis narrates, embodying teenage angst exactly, although she's less convincing as the saintly stepmother, overly precious toddler sister, and wise-beyond-his-youth neighbor Marcus.
VERDICT Despite a low believability quotient, Sly and the Family Stone could be an entertaining next option for fans of family dramas.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing