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Trash - Andy Mulligan
Trash
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In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep... show more
In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat—boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money—to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong.Andy Mulligan has written a powerful story about unthinkable poverty—and the kind of hope and determination that can transcend it. With twists and turns, unrelenting action, and deep, raw emotion, Trash is a heart-pounding, breath-holding novel.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385752169 (0385752164)
Publisher: Ember
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 Trash
Raphael is a dump site boy, rummaging through garbage looking for anything to savage, something to make a buck on or something to take home and use. Call him a Rubbish Boy living in Rubbish Town, it don’t matter, it is all the same for Raphael has been doing it since he was three, and now eight year...
Yvana
Yvana rated it
„Zovem se Raphael Fernández. Ja sam dječak s odlagališta smeća... Dječak sam smeća otkad sam dovoljno velik da hodam sam i podižem stvari. S koliko je to godina bilo? – tri godine, a već sam prebirao.“ Kao što nam sam uvod priče sugerira, Raphael je dječak koji živi od prebiranja smeća na smetli...
simonec
simonec rated it
3.0 Trash
The plot is simple and predictable, characters are mostly one dimensional, but I appreciate the idea of showing the world through the eyes of dumpsite children, it was very refreshing.
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
2.0 Trash Book Review
I finished this about five days ago and I hardly remember half of it already. Unfortunately, that's how little this book meant to me. In a an unnamed third world country everybody hunts for trash. They're poor, they have no money, most of the kids don't go to school, they need to work instead. It'...
Pandamonium
Pandamonium rated it
1.0 P is for Pilgrims
Done for Sockpoppet's 2014 Reading Challenge, P is for Pilgrims. When I was really young, I once read this poem called "Smokey Mountain", I've forgotten the actual contents of the poem but the image haunted me: a mountain of trash so high up that you can't even see the top, how the temperature of ...
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