Trailer Trash

Trailer Trash - Marie Sexton Marie Sexton did a great job with the setting and feel of the 1980's (yes I remember it well - too well if you ask my husband and daughter), the fear of AIDS and the panic that ramped up the homophobia and the timeless story of teenage cliques and small town class divides.

The romance between Cody and Nate is a slow build. The two have such different points of reference for almost everything. Nate is just discovering his homosexuality while Cody is quite comfortable with his. Cody is living in poverty while Nate lives comfortable. Both now living with single, well-meaning parents, their upbringings couldn't be more different.

This book was painful to read at times but I was always fully invested. Marie Sexton doesn't sugar coat their relationship, there's plenty of teen angst and pretty low steam level. I may have shed a tear or two but I was very satisfied with the hopeful ending for the boys.