Friday, December 25, 2009

Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling

Minimal spoilers.

Title: Fancy White Trash
Author: Marjetta Geerling
Year of Publication: 2008
Genre: YA
Pages: 257
First Line: "There are five rules for falling in love."

Summary: Rule #1: Find someone new.

Abby Savage created her One True Love Plan based on two things: the soap operas she loves to watch and the family she can't believe she's a part of. Living in a house of five girls, one guy, a baby or three on the way, and one bathroom has taught Abby a lot about life, love, and how not to be fancy white trash like her mother and sisters.

When Jackson, Abby's first love--and first heartbreak--reappears in her life, he threatens to turn her plan on its head. But the only thing Abby wants more than true love is to be different from the other Savage girls, even if that means walking away from the possible love of her life.

(Source: Back of book)

Review: This book wasn't written fantastically or anything but it was cute. Somewhat predictable, but not terribly so. I read the book in one day and that was mostly due to the epic fluffiness of the plot and the awesomeness that is Jackson.

That being said, I'm not sure I morally agree with the whole book, but don't let that stop you from giving it a read. It's worth the short amount of time that it takes and the plot is fairly original.

Also, I just picked this book up because the main character and I share a first name.

Worst part: Some of the characters were really flat. It was clear they only existed to aid the plot of Abby. Good characters, even sub-characters, should be the star of their own story. Not just sub-characters to the main plot.

Best part: I'm a sucker for fluffy writing. Geerling achieves it pretty well.

Grade: B-

Other Books by This Author: None.

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