Trailer Park Princess by Delia Steele

Switching Tracks Series #1

Trailer Park Princess
Rory is a simple girl in a simple world. It wouldn’t take much to make her happy, but that’s a goal she gave up on long ago. Now her only goal is to simply, survive. Rory used to count down the days until she could leave, but now with a younger brother in tow, it would be hard she could never leave him. Rory is trapped in the Trailer Park like a princess in her tower, with her mother playing the big bad drunken fire breathing dragon. The dream of her knight coming to save her faded away about the same time her goals changed. Feeling useless and angry Rory starts her new school and gets trampled by none other than Monroe Falls Golden Boy Tobias West. She finds herself seeing him as the knight she dreamed of, though she believes it to be just that, a dream. Tobias (Toby) is Mr. Popular/ Mr. Perfect/ Mr. Money in the bank. He is too high on the social ladder to step down to her level. Or was he? Toby was smitten with Rory. Toby’s ex, Ashley refuses to lose out to trailer park trash, and Rory finds herself the fuel to Ashley’s new found hate. On top of Monroe Falls High School drama, Rory still has to deal with her drunken mother and needy brother. She doesn’t have time for childish games. Reality hits Rory hard when her mother brings home a ticking time bomb for a bed mate and the need for that shiny knight becomes real. Rome appears like she conjured him up out of thin air with magical powers, and instantly becomes her best friend. He seems to always be around when she needs someone to talk to and seems to always know just how to fix it. (Did I mention he is drop dead beautiful?) Two knights in shining armor? Nope!! That doesn’t happen, not in fairy tales, and definitely not in real life. Rory finds herself realizing there is a thin line between relationships and friendships lines that are starting to blur. Toby is getting ready to leave for college, Ashley’s nonstop meanness, and Rome showing up can Rory handle the pressure? Her old friend reality takes another whack at her, causing her dread and despair to take over. Rory is questioning herself and its wrecking havoc on the strong girl she’s always considered herself to be. Has her poor choices doomed her to life in the trailer park or will she be able to exceed even her own expectations? Will she ever realize she is truly a princess worthy of getting her prince? Or will she simply survive? How does Rory’s story end? This book is suited best for readers over the age of 17 due to sexual content and some language. As well as a few different types of abuse that is rarely talked about. (Verbal, Mental, and to some extent sexual and psychical)


This is one of these book that I didn’t see the whole age warning, but I guess I’m glad. It would be a shame if I didn’t read because of this. This book is a little painful to read, because you read through a toller coaster, you get to feel all the things that happen in Rory’s life and one very interesting fact is that the book follows Rory from her high school age until adulthood, so it’s impressive that you see so many things in one single book. Rory didn’t have a easy life, from a drunken mother that has way too many one night stands with horrible perverts and she had to fend off those guys when her mother is knocked out cold. She has to raise her little brother, work to pay off the bills and on top of all that she has to face high school where people hat her for being poor and living in a trailer park.
This book indeed have some heavy things, but for those of you that may get through this, you definitely should be reading this book. Rory goes from a horrible life to finally dreaming that things could be different when she meets who she assumes to be her prince charming. I guess this book teach us that we have to do our best to make our own future and that we may have some draw backs and obstacles but in the end things may be very different from what we have imagined, and it could be a good different, maybe even much better than what we thought possible.
Romance: I don’t know what to think about Rory’s love life, she spent too much time making excuses to Toby’s behavior but I guess she really didn’t want to give up her thoughts about him being her prince charming, and she battled constantly her feelings for Rome even though he was truly the one that was always around to help her with anything.

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