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4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Dumpster boys

Raphael, Gardo, and Rat are dumpsite boys in an unnamed country, earning money by sifting through the enormous mountains of trash for something worth selling. When a bag containing a large quantity of cash and a key is found by Raphael, the three boys become involved in...
Raphael, Gardo, and Rat are dumpsite boys in an unnamed country, earning money by sifting through the enormous mountains of trash for something worth selling. When a bag containing a large quantity of cash and a key is found by Raphael, the three boys become involved in a mystery which threatens their families, the neighbors in their poor community next to the dump, and their own lives. I listened to an audio version and found the change in voices between the three protagonists and a few minor characters made the story really come alive. It probably helped keep the story straight as the chapters moved between the viewpoints of those characters.

This is a story which needs to be told, as it undoubtedly is the story of children in some parts of the world. Middle school students will relate to the idea of finding something and not telling the police about it. If they don't follow politics (which middle school students do?), they will learn that those in power/government do not always have the people's best interests at heart. If they are compassionate, their hearts will break for the choices these three boys have to make.

I have recommended this book to students in my library and will continue to do so.

posted by Heidi_G on August 14, 2011

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posted by 11901584 on March 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    This book sucks bur i limed Ht Sucks bur T Sucks but i liked it

    Jacob is awesome

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2011

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