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Fancy White Trash

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  664 Ratings  ·  105 Reviews
Finding love is simple with the One True Love Plan. "If only life were as easy as your sisters." Abby's heard that one before. And it's true -Shelby and Kait aren't exactly prim and proper. Abby is determined not to follow in their footsteps, so she has created the One True Love Plan. The most important part of the plan is Rule #1: Find Someone New. This means finding a gu ...more
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Published May 15th 2008 by Viking Books
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Fifteen-year-old Abby may well have the most embarrassing family ever. Her mother, after having married and divorced her father twice, is now recently married to a too-young guitar-playing hunk who she inherited after he moved on from daughters Kait and then Shelby. Shelby, at twenty-one has a three year old, and is living at home with her. Kait (also living at home) is pregnant, either by the guitar player, or possibly the boy next door. The guitar player is being unfaithful at home (with Shelb ...more
Steph (Reviewer X)
This book in a word: Incredible. And not in a good way.


The base of the spotlighted family is the mother, Mona (an erratic and irresponsible parental figure), and three sisters, Shelby (21), Kait (18), and Abby (15). Shelby has a three-year-old kid, Hannah, and Kait is pregnant for a portion of the book and then gives birth to premature baby named Stephanie. Abby’s father and Mona have been married twice—they’re divorced at the beginning of the novel. Mona is also pregnant (three months
Nov 23, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites
This book was so awesome, funny and cute. Stay tuned for reviews on my blog and channel :)
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Imagine living in a family where your eighteen year old sister is pregnant with your stepfather's baby (and, incidentally, so is your mom.) And your 21-year-old sister has also had an affair with the man. Yikes! Welcome to Abby's home. It is no wonder that Abby has made herself some serious rules about guys so that she doesn't turn out like her mom and sisters. Add to this the fact that she has feelings for the guy next door and then finds out he once had a brief fling with her sister. Full-time ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Sisters getting pregnant, mom remarrying three times, car accidents, quick amnesiac episodes -- these all sound like another episode of a soap opera. Unfortunately, for Abby Savage, that's actually her life, and she knows that it resembles a soap because that is all she watches.

With her family's history of dating and getting pregnant and then getting heartbroken, Abby is ready to find the perfect someone with her list of five
My friend, who is studying "white trash," borrowed this book from the library. I don't think he realized that it was a teen romance novel. He said I might like it, so I decided to read it. After all, it fits into my Librarians Read Challenge genre of kids and young adult fiction.

It's a pretty typical, predictable teen romance. Girl meets boy (next door). There is an obstacle to their love. (Girl thinks boy may be the father of her older sister's baby). Obstacle is overcome (thanks to high schoo
Mar 12, 2015 MiMi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-ya
This book was amazing. It all started with the title. That's why I got the book in the first place... Fancy White Trash.... That is literally the best title. The other thing is you can't take this book seriously.

I literally could not put this one down. All the drama was so funny. See if you can follow: the main character is the youngest of three sisters. She is determined to NOT be like the rest of her family. Why? The middle sister is 18 and pregnant with this guy named steve's baby. Steve bre
Jan 13, 2014 Freakshowactress rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meine Zusammenfassung
Abbys Leben ist - ähnlich wie meins - eine Freakshow. Ihre Familie besteht aus lauter, den Männern, ohne an die Konsequenzen zu denken, den Kopf verdrehenden Dramaqueens (was ist das denn für eine Bezeichnung?) Das fängt schon bei Mona, Abbys Mom, an. Sie hat sich, nach der 2. Scheidung von Abbys Vater, den Gitarrenlehrer ihrer 18jährigen Tochter geheiratet, obwohl der zuerst Kait, ihre mittlere Tochter geschwängert und dann direkt zu ihrer älteren Tochter, Shelby, gewechsel
Charlou Lunsford
Oct 09, 2008 Charlou Lunsford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Girl with pregnant mom and pregnant sister (same guy) who's best friend is the gay boy next door. Oh, yeah, she falling in love with his brother. Typical, but with a few new twists and I had fun reading it.
Amani H
Jan 31, 2016 Amani H rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fancy White Trash is a Young Adult novel about 15 year old Abby Savage trying to enjoy life and be as different as possible from her sisters and her mother. Her sisters have been known for being a group of ditzy girls who only care about dating and constantly "fall in love" with the wrong people. She creates a plan for herself to not fall in love with the wrong guy, which she believes might stop her from becoming "one of those Savage girls." She stumbles upon a few bumps in the road, as she star ...more
Michelle Lombardi
Abby Savage is obsessed with finding her One True Love. Thus, she developed five rules based on the many soap operas she has seen and her sisters' failed relationships. Fancy White Trash chronicles Abby and her best friend Cody as they search for love in a crazy world.

Teens (mostly girls) will instantly be attracted to the drama and romance in this book. Just like her favorite soap operas, Abby's life is full of love triangles and bizzare situations. Her sisters have each had babies too young wi
Claire Kolln
Apr 21, 2012 Claire Kolln rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
haha this book was so amusing. So the main character Abby's sister Kait starts dating this guy and introduces him to her other sister Shelby. He (said guy) then leaves Kait for her sister. When Shelby introduces him to their mom, guess what happens. Haha you guessed it, he leaves the oldest sister the mom. Only then does Kait announce that she is pregnant, and what happens, the guy marries their mom after giving Kait money for an abortion. Meanwhile, Abby (our main character) has to deal with he ...more
Overall this was a fun book. I've known enough people for it to be believable sad as that may be. My only real complaint is that the author probably has never been to Arizona. There is no college named AU. There is U of A (Tucson) ASU (Tempe) and NAU (Flagstaff)and I doubt people commute from Tempe to Cottonwood. It may look close on a map but it isn't. But these aren't things most people would know unless they have lived in AZ.

Abby is starting her sophomore year and has developed her own set o
Jun 16, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Shelves: young-adult
After reading Hate List, I needed a little fun in my literary life. Fancy White Trash was just the ticket!

Abby is a not-so-normal girl from a not-so-normal family, growing up in a not-so-normal home. But then again, what is normal? If normal is a sandwich, this girl's is a burnt grilled cheese! Even though life has thrown her multiple curve balls (two sisters, both experienced/experiencing teenage pregnancy; A mom who can't seem to accept that she's not a hot, young thing anymore and ends up pr
Dec 02, 2010 Jacinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Fancy White Trash is a fun and cute story about Abby who thinks the way to find love is through her One True Love Plan.

I loved this book! It made me laugh, a lot! I grew up in somewhat of a small town myself, it only has 3 stoplights and I graduated with 93 people(I think that’s the right figure). The nickname of the town ended in -tuckey, I still laugh at that today. Because of this, many of this stuff reminds me of how I grew up and your typical “trailer park” situations. Can you imagine havi
Sep 01, 2008 Marya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-lit
Show us your tits! That's the expectation readers have when the narrator keeps comparing her family to the guests on Jerry Springer. And really, what can be better than a snarky 15 year old commenting on such a family? Alas, this isn't a Jerry Springer family because:

1. Their home isn't a trailer
2. People drink, but aren't constantly drunk, strung out, or in some other kind of artificially induced state of being.
3. Nothing's on the lawn but cactus (it takes place in BFE Arizona). No junker car,
Stephanie G.
Fancy White Trash
By: Marjetta Geerling
Published: June 2008
Genre: young adult fiction

Well for my 2nd quarter book report I read the book Fancy white trash by Marjetta Geerling. This book had a lot of drama. Like this book is about a family of 3 sisters, Shelby, and Kait, and Abby. But this isn’t just a normal family; these 3 girls are a daughter of an irresponsible mother who has divorced her husband to be with both Shelby and Kait’s ex, Steve. Well Shelby has a 3 year old daughter and Kait is
Ashleigh Griffith
May 24, 2011 Ashleigh Griffith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ashleigh gave 4 Stars
Fancy White Trash
by Marjetta Geerling
read in May, 2011

Fancy White Trash was a very good book. If you are looking for something drama filled you should definitely read it. Not only does Abby Savage have an extremely drama filled life, but all of it remains within her family. Living life hoping to grow up nothing like your relatives is a little different and out of the ordinary after growing up in the Savage family; nothing short of what Abby wants to do though. In the chaotic
Stephanie A.
Oh, wow, that soap-opera-in-real-life family was FUN! I figured it'd be a quick, light "beach read" type, and it was indeed light and beachy, but about five pages in I realized I was also in for a real treat of a reading experience. I loved everyone in her entire wackadoo family (parents twice divorced, a stepfather who has slept with her mother + 2 sisters and also impregnated two of the above, plus a toddler-aged niece and various extra romantic partners in the mix) and every single character ...more
Katie G
This was an overall enjoyable book that I had trouble reading at times. Abby’s family members are so self-centered that it was sort of hard to read about them. Abby’s the only one in her family who isn’t or hasn’t at one point been a teenage mother. She thinks about the consequences of her actions and is trying so hard not to make the same mistakes her family members have made. It’s just hard to read about some of those mistakes at times. That said, I enjoyed the way Abby dealt with most of her ...more
Abby Johnson
Nov 16, 2008 Abby Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blogged
Abby Savage knows her family is white trash. Let's see... her oldest sister is 21 and has a kid whose father she was briefly married to before they got divorced and he fled the scene. Her other older sister is currently pregnant with the child of her guitar teacher. And her mom just got married to said guitar teacher and is now also expecting a child of his. Abby is determined NOT to repeat their mistakes. So she creates rules for finding her One True Love. These rules will keep her from falling ...more
Jul 28, 2009 Amelia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fancy White Trash was just as Soap Operatic as the cover promised it would be. Poor Abby Savage is thrown into the middle of squabble and squabble, with a little drama thrown in between. Abby's mother is newly pregnant and married to the potential father of her other daughter's child. Abby's OTHER sister uses her as a live in babysitter. Her only tie to sanity is her (maybe/maybe not gay) best friend, Cody who lives next door. She might be in love with his brother, another potential possible fat ...more
Oct 13, 2008 Frezanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadult
This books is supposed to be funny and it is. I just felt sad imagining anyone has a family like that. To be trapped in your own family's real life soap opera. I hate talk show especially those kind of like Jerry Springer and all that. To promote dysfunctional people and make it a show for public enjoyment...It's so irresponsible and quite an idiocy. In this book the mother and the two elder sisters were actually involved with the same guy, The Guitar guy. This was a certainly very very moronic ...more
Apr 15, 2010 Lnlisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-ya
Abby is the only sensible person in her family.

Her mother's current husband, the Guitar Guy, first dated her middle sister, but then dumped the middle sister for the oldest sister. The middle sister realized she was pregnant with his child, so he went off to think for a few weeks, came back to do the right thing, but then met her mother, who he actually married. You following? So now her mother is pregnant by the same loser as her sister.

Abby, a serious soap opera devotee, has constructed five r
Mar 04, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Sometimes there really are reasons to listen to your mother. A few months ago, my mom (a h.s. librarian in central Illinois) told me to read this young adult novel. So, when I saw it in May while completing inventory, I added it to my "to read" collection. Heehee. I'm glad I did. Poor, poor Abby lives in a family that most people would call white trash. I, um, saw a lot of similarities between her life and some of the people around me. I'm not naming names. But Abby's step-dad is the father of h ...more
Abby Savage is determined to lead a perfectly “normal” life, only her life resembles a soap opera much to her dismay. While she is visiting next door venting her frustrations to her best friend Cody, a fight breaks out in the front yard. He is unable to tear his gaze from the commotion outside and to Abby explains the reason why “Jerry Springer has been on the air for so long”. The Savage girls in all their beauty are also known for being very trashy. Her mother is married to a younger man who h ...more
Tiffany Crowder
Jan 11, 2012 Tiffany Crowder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fancy White trash is about this "Average teenager", Abby Savage, who has this One True Love Plan, she tries to live by. Seeing the way her family has grown up she bases her 'Love Rules' on them, so she can be different than the other fancy white trash savage girls, her sisters and mom. When her fist Love, and her best friend brother, Jackson, comes home on his college break. He tries to ruin her One True Love Plan, by making her want to have him back and trying to get her to realize that she nee ...more
Jan 31, 2016 Olivia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a girl named Abby and she has a plan to find her one true love and she does NOT one to like her older sisters. She ends up finding love in the oldest places and people. I really liked this book it was a romance and about keeping friendships and finding love has no rules or plan and you wouldn't ever find it if you stick to a plan or rules.
Courtney Johnson
This was a really fun book. The main character, Abby, had such a crazy family; they truly reminded me of a Jerry Springer episode. They was some pregnancy drama, coming out drama and lots of family drama. I liked that Abby and Jackson ended up together in the end. I don't think I would read this book again but it was a fun one time read.
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