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Trash (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Andy Mulligan

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Title:Trash
Authors:Andy Mulligan
Info:Ember (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 240 pages
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Trash by Andy Mulligan (2010)

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Trash is a great book to introduce poverty and strength of people who are down and out yet still persevere. The story is written so each character gets to tell their version of their story. The setting is a dump in Behala. The main characters are dumpster children. Two of the children find something that they know they can’t turn into the police, not matter how much they are tortured or threatened. The boys Jun Jun (Rat), Raphael, and Gardo make a pack to solve the mystery of what they have fun. This is an excellent book that keeps the reading attention. I would recommend it for 5th grade to 12th grade. It is also a good book to use as a class lesson.
  KarenNunez | Feb 1, 2014 |
This was a well written and well thought out novel with some entertaining moments - and rather a few more serious ones too. The plot was perhaps a little over-the-top, but it was enjoyable and kept me hooked as the children set about solving the mystery that they had uncovered. I believe that the youth of today need to read more about children living as these three boys did - spending their days squabbling in trash for a few coins, to really appreciate how lucky that they are. I would recommend it for ages 10 . ( )
  LemurKat | Sep 12, 2013 |
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Three boys live with hundreds of other families beside a city’s mountainous garbage dumpsite. Their days are spent picking through trash for something to use, something to sell, or something to eat. One day their lives change forever after one of them finds a bag that contains a wallet, a key, and a map.
  KilmerMSLibrary | Apr 30, 2013 |
A compelling dystopian story with a suspenseful mystery at its center. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
In a future society, many kids must dig through trash each day, hoping to scavenge enough material to buy dinner. What if one finds something the police want? Would that change their lives for the better, or just make them a target? An interesting book for dystopia fans. ( )
  deforestRMS | Apr 2, 2013 |
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My name is Raphael Fernandez and I am a dumpsite boy.
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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 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.

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Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.

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