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Trailers

3.23 of 5 stars 3.23  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Josh Clayton's mother has killed a man and left Josh in charge of disposing of the body. The trouble is, the body will not stay put. From dogs to low-life trailer park denizens, Josh’s life slips ever more deeply into hell as he attempts to keep the corpse under wraps. Josh, a sensitive teenager, attempts to persevere in the face of a morbid dilemma: guilt and fear over th ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by NBM Publishing (first published November 1st 2005)
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Sam Quixote
Josh is a high school teenager who wants to do the usual things like have friends, go to parties, get a girlfriend, but his mother who uses and sells drugs as well as her body, gets into an argument with her pimp and ends up killing him. Josh is put into a position where he has to bury the body outside of their trailer park, and in addition, he has to be a surrogate father/mother to his younger siblings, and take care of such things as grocery shopping and cleaning. The nightmare gets worse when ...more
Emilia P
Great art, mediocre, slightly too broad story, but gets at something about how good intentions both aren't and are everything, somehow, especially when you're a troubled (or untroubled) teen. Worth reading for that message, I think.
Connor Sheridan
Trailers is a graphic novel about a boy named Josh Clayton. He lives with his mother and siblings in a dilapidated trailer surrounded by a myriad of other dilapidated trailers. He loves his family, even though his home life isn't very desirable. One day, his mother is visited by her "boyfriend", who gets on her case about paying him for some sale (probably drugs, but Josh tries to stay out of it). Things get heated and Ms. Clayton ends up killing the man. While Josh is freaking out, his mother t ...more
Thomas matatall
This graphic novel is about a high school boy who falls in love with one of his classmates while dealing with a druggie mom who gets around. He ends up being forced to burry the body that his mom killed.

I was shocked that one of the pretty, popular, and rich girl had an attraction to Josh Clayton since he does live in a trailer and not that popular. I don't really see those couples in my high school. At first, I though it was rude for Michelle to use him as a project but then I though that maybe
...more
Kristen Fiore
Trailers reminded me of a crime show. The plot was that Josh’s (the main character) mother has killed a man and expects Josh to hide or get rid of the body. The problems he faces with getting rid of the body never seem to end. He puts it in the woods away from the trailer park. The dog ends up finding body parts from the body and brings them back to Josh’s or near Josh’s sight. Then Josh finds a man sitting on the dead body and meditating. The scenarios just keep coming. To make matters worse, J ...more
Michelle
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Jen
I thoroughly enjoyed the art because it was simple and not over-the-top. The story is believable and it all just felt really real to me. I felt ridiculously sorry for the main character-- another reason why I enjoyed this graphic novel so much. Any work that can really strike a chord with me is something I value above other works. I suggest you check this work out. It doesn't at all have the complexity of a work like "Watchmen", but you know, it's something to just flip through and enjoy with a ...more
HeavyReader
This ok book was about a teenage boy who lives in a trailer with his mom who sells drugs and turns tricks and with his three little siblings. The characters are not very complicated here. The mom is shown as all bad, not really caring about her children. The main character is a little more layered, but is shown to be the good one, the hero of the story. The art isn't very special. The story isn't very special either. It's not really a memorable book.
Sue
i picked this up after a junior high student returned it because the cover was a little disturbing. i was right to be disturbed - i put a rating on this book of age 16+. there is graphic violence, sex, and drug use.
jenna nims
a bit over the top with all of the steriotypical cliches of trailer life and the ending was too melodramatic and unbelievable.
Jerman
Didn't like this at first...
but by the time it ended I realized it had many layers...
a great movie perhaps??
-D
Amy
Written and drawn by two of my college professors! I really liked Mark's story as well as Julie's art
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Mark Kneece has written stories for numerous comics, including Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. He helped found the sequential art department at the Savannah College of Art and Design and teaches comics writing as a professor of sequential art. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
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