RE: Trailer Trash

by FortySixtyFour

Original ONGOING Adventure Contemporary Drama Historical Female Lead School Life Slice of Life Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Traumatising content

In the year 2045, an MRI mishap transmits Tabitha Moore's mind back into her body in the past. Now it's 1998, she's thirteen years old, and she has to confront her long, miserable lifetime of failures—and once again being trailer trash—all over again.

...Or, does she?

/// A re-do story, everyone's guilty pleasure. Updates every month.

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VMJaskiernia
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Realistic story with a hint of sci-fi-magic

Reviewed at: 5: The trials of summer.

Ok, the hint of fantasy/scifi is mostly in the time-travel. The rest is very realistic and just... good. It's good. It's like Judy Blume wrote a book about time-travel and made it into a redo-fic.

A woman in her 60s goes to get an MRI and it short-circuts. She ends up in the body of her 13 year old self. Her overweight, living in a trailer park, low-class, 13 year old self. That she had been trying to get away from for almost fifty years.

Now she has to do it all again. Or does she? Nope. She's going to get better *now.*

I can see why this is 5th best rated on the site. It's not litrpg, it's not isekai, but it's true. The main character has to overcome issues we can related to. We might actually have lived. She is all of us. And as she see her get better, we know we can too.

Great story, grammar, flow- everything's top notch.

marcopoloq
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Very good novel, starts off on a high tempo and the tempo is varied well before a nice peak. I don't think there is anything to complain about, the slow pace here and there has only increased me wanting to read further chapters.

The characters in the story have depth and personality, there is a lot of development of characters as the novel progresses. I think the thought process of the MC as an older person in a young body makes sense and the young characters behave like children. I would expect there to be less drama in school than in this book, but who knows, the drama only makes the story more addicting to read so I see it as a positive.

UrobrouS
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A do-over story; so many try, so many fail.

 

This one is the story of a trailer trash elderly woman getting a second chance, clawing her way out of her old life by the skin of he teeth. the struggle is real; more than any other dragon-slaying quest.

 

Give it a try - I did so on a whim, and I regret scoffing at the title when I first saw it on the latest releases page a month ago.

doombot
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I read books for a living, and I got to say, wow. This is fantastically written, well paced, and presents a human, believable face to a protagonist in a situation we all wish we could be in.

Omi Nya
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I thought of quickly skimming through the first few chapters. Here I am, on the last page of the story, and it is morning outside.


We are following Tabitha Moore, a woman well past her prime. An incident occurs that sends her mind back in her own body. Back to her childhood that she hated so much. Back into her accursed fat body. And back to her family, school and many other troublesome and painful things.


Is this a story of wish-fulfilling 'I'll do everything right and save the world' type? It's not an opposite type where everything goes wrong in many more ways, screwing the protagonist's life.


It's a realistic story of a woman reverting back into the girl and struggling with her life once more. And the struggle is not of the kind you'd expect, not 'oh I don't want to do it,' or 'another force shows and screws all the plans,' no.


But I suggest you read it yourself to find out.


The quality is way beyond RR. It belongs to a published book of an experienced author. Consistency, characters, plot, everything is beyond expectations. I'm surprised to find such a mature read here.


Hope, you'll be surprised, too.

 

PS: It actually made me do workouts again.

TheAntlerInscriber
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I feel like most people have those moments in life we wish we could back in time and undo. The writer takes that idea and turns it into a masterful story of "What if...?" Everything the Main character does is taken logically and give the story amazing depth, and not everything happens the way she planned out. Her awarness of the future seems both blessing and curse as she tries to deal with changing her life around.

The rest of the cast is great support to the story as well, the write is great at giving different prospectives from the color lenses of how the other see the story beside the main character.

All a great addition to website

Lorraine V
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What would you do different if you had a second chance?

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The Bridge Across the Wealth Gap: Time Travel!

Reviewed at: 19: Friends, foes, and fighter jets.

Batman is considered one of the most relatable superheroes in media today. He’s just a regular guy with an unshakable will and the seemingly impossible, self-appointed mission of making his city safe one captured criminal at a time.

All while only using a full one percent of his power: His bank account.

Much like Batman, the protagonist of this story is also completely ordinary. However, unlike him, she starts out without even 1% power. If anything, she’s in the negatives in every conceivable way: A fat, dirt-poor, social pariah living in a trailer.

Hence the title.

Because of this, her goal is both as seemingly insurmountable as Batman’s, and so mundane, most people take it for granted: She wants to have a normal life, and be treated like an actual person that matters to those around her.

Unlike many time-travel stories involving fantastical settings, or power trips with the ultimate goal of “winning everything”, this story completely subverts several of the common tropes of the genre.

There are others it abuses for the sake of the plot, but that’s a given for these types of stories. With something so focused on characters and the conflict between them rather than a world-ending event, tension has to be manufactured from other sources.

The good thing about having a character that is as painfully average as the protagonist is that she is easy to relate to. Each of her victories will feel like the reader’s victory, because her goals are ordinary things, or accomplishable by ordinary means.

No saving the world, or plotting economic domination for this girl!

At its core, this is a story about a young woman’s fight against her own flaws and limitations in a desperate attempt to break out of her societal mold, and the impact her struggle has on those around her.

The main cast is of a manageable size and are well-developed. Each personality is distinct, and fleshed-out. Everyone has their own unique voice and clearly defined motivations.

Unlike many similar fictions, the teenage cast are believable representations of their age group.

Speech, mannerisms, a lack of critical thinking skills, the desire to establish themselves in a social hierarchy, and the willingness to disregard basic human empathy in pursuit of status combine to paint a morbidly accurate representation of the typical modern teenage girl.

Unfortunately, it is so realistic that the pacing suffers for it, becoming bogged down in the same conflict loop of teenage angst and drama for most of the story. The shallowness of the conflict is matched only by the emotional depth of the cast.

While the plot does move forward, it feels like very little impact is made on the world at large because the conflicts the characters face are largely small and petty.

This will be at times frustrating for adult readers who will likely be quick to recognize the ultimate futility in much of the external conflict the characters are facing.

Such is the nature of teenagers characters in an ordinary high school setting.

Something else that impacts the flow of the story is weak scene, and chapter transitions. Several of the later chapters in particular end so abruptly, they read as though part of the scene is missing.

The abruptness is comparable to the series finale of The Sopranos.

This also happens a few times with external conflicts within the story, the climaxes lacking buildup and tension, coming from seemingly out of nowhere.

This lessens the emotional impact considerably at some points.

Despite these issues, there are very few grammatical problems, and what few exist are likely easily overlooked while reading, aside from a few missing scene breaks.

As the author mentions in the summary, redo fiction is everyone's guilty pleasure, because it is so relatable.

The ordinary setting, and protagonist mean that is even more true here. The characters are so well-written that the reader cannot help but identify with them in some way, both good and bad.

The realistic and immersive setting will instantly transport the reader to their own high school days, making the emotional payoff of the conflicts more meaningful, in spite of a few misses.

One can't help but feel as though they are back in time, growing up right alongside these characters.

This story is worth binge-reading, more than once. It deserves every star of this rating, despite its flaws.

It is the best kind of power fantasy, because there is nothing fantastical about it. It is heartwarming, relatable, and unapologetically normal.

Definitely worth breaking my nap cycle for.

Berj
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Amazing read. The characters are interesting and it felt good to read the story. I'm a fan of 'going back to past histories', but this one deserves a special mention.

I'm not really a fan of Romance novels and hope the tags stay true, and the novel doesn't delve into a teenage romance history instead of the daily struggles of Tabby.

Bookman
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First of all 5 Stars are Masterpices.
-A Practical guide to evil
-The Wandering Inn
-Mother of Learning
These are Masterpices.

This one isnt one as of now. There are far to few chapters to make that conclusion yet.
So 4 out 5 stars.
A solid story. Colse to the level of Meta world.

What i personal like here is that while this is a redo story, the MC doesnt go for world domination or trys to save the world.
She just wants to get rid of ther dark past.

Well done Author Well done.
Keep it up.