Rory Hendrix has been told she is “third generation in a line of apparent imbeciles, feeble-minded bastards surely on the road to whoredom.” She lives in the Calle, a trailer park outside of Reno with her mother, Johanna, who works at the local bar. With the lack of role models in the home, Rory refers to the Girl Scout Handbook from her school library for guidance. Rory is smart in school and learns, sometimes the hard way, from her lifestyle. Will she ever make it out of the Calle?
This was a good book but it was a hard one to read. I’ve never been nor will I ever be rich, but I’m so far removed from this type of lifestyle that I had a hard time hearing about the things I’m sure are happening in the United States every day. This is definitely a book for older teens or adults; the content is heartbreaking and for mature audiences only.
3.5 out of 5 stars