Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Trailer Trash by Marie Sexton

Title: Trailer Trash
Author: Marie Sexton
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: YA, Contemporary, MM
Pages: 337
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb

It’s 1986, and what should have been the greatest summer of Nate Bradford’s life goes sour when his parents suddenly divorce. Now, instead of spending his senior year in his hometown of Austin, Texas, he’s living with his father in Warren, Wyoming, population 2,833 (and Nate thinks that might be a generous estimate). There’s no swimming pool, no tennis team, no mall—not even any MTV. The entire school’s smaller than his graduating class back home, and in a town where the top teen pastimes are sex and drugs, Nate just doesn’t fit in.
Then Nate meets Cody Lawrence. Cody’s dirt poor, from a broken family, and definitely lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Nate’s dad says Cody’s bad news. The other kids say he’s trash. But Nate knows Cody’s a good kid who’s been dealt a lousy hand. In fact, he’s beginning to think his feelings for Cody go beyond friendship.
Admitting he might be gay is hard enough, but between small-town prejudices and the growing AIDS epidemic dominating the headlines, a town like Warren, Wyoming is no place for two young men to fall in love.

Trailer Trash by Marie Sexton is about two young men finding themselves and love in a very small town setting. I liked the flash back to the eighties as well.
Nate comes from a well to do family. They have just moved to the small town of Warren Wyoming. He is from Austin Texas. He doesn't want to be in Wyoming but he will deal. He meets Cody and knows Cody should be his friend. Nate is open, sweet, and kind for no reason.
Cody is the town outsider. He comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He is gay, and not accepted. He wants better for his life than the hand he was dealt.
They both become friends, and that friendship leads to love. But with a small town looking at their every move can a first love survive that? Also coming out in a small town is not easy on either one of them, can they be brave enough to do it together.
I think both boys learn just how strong they really are in this book. It is sweet and full of angst. I liked watching these two grow up and become men. If you like your stories on the sweet side, this is the one to pick up. 

                              Five Shooting Stars


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