Trash

Trash

by Andy Mulligan
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Overview

Trash by Andy Mulligan

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375898433
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 484,601
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London. He worked as a theater director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in Britain, India, Brazil, and the Philippines. He now divides his time between London and Manila.

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Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I am a twelve year old girl and i have read this book three times. The more you read it the morebyou think avout all the corruption in the world. However it is a good story line and heart warming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait to start reading this book ive been reading reviews and some have been good and some hae been bad i am taking my chances and try to read this book ad hope that i llike it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this book. It seems good
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
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 years later, he is really good at it. His partner is Gardo and on a good day, they can make 200 pesos and on a bad day, 50. It is not only these two boys that are hitting the dump site each day, no, for there are many, many boys that do this to provide a living for their family. When Raphael stumbles upon a bag while working one day, his life is changed forever. Raphael knows immediately how important this bag is and the contents inside lead Raphael and Gardo on an adventure changing the lives of many in their community. As the police swarm the neighborhood, questioning the villagers, the community bounds together and writing shows the love and commitment the people have for one another. They may not have many possessions or food but they have each other and that speaks volumes when it comes to a community. Raphael and Gardo know they must enlist the help of Rat who can safeguard their newly found package until they can figure out the significance of its contents. As the contents of the bag are laid out, I am intrigued to discover whose bag the boys have their hands on and why it was discovered in the dump. With these three boys trying to piece this mystery together, and the police on the trail of the bag, I want to skip forward in the CD’s to the end to find how this story is going to end, but I know in doing so I will be missing so many important details that I must be patient, something I am not good at sometimes. This story shows the bond the boys have and the love they have for their people, it’s a race against time and against the authorities who think they can control others based on their position. I don’t know why I checked this audio book out at the library. This is the first audio that I have listened to that had a full cast of readers. Having a full cast of readers was different, as each character was read by a different voice which I didn’t realize made any difference to me but after having listened to this novel, I think this book had more depth because of it. I felt more energy, more personalization and emotions by the characters. It was a good change of pace.
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I liked this book...... I just wanted to THROW THAT OUT there!
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This is such a graet book my school librarian told me to read it quick because she hadnt read it yet lol. Its a really interesting topic that makes you think. One million times better than the Hunger Games!!!!!!
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I read this for my All-School Read, and I'm glad I did! The author uses suspense and mystery to form an intriguing plot! With the various points of view of Rapael, Gardo, Rat, Olivia, and others, you can see the whole scope of the book! I highly recommend it!
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This book is sad but intertaining and makes you think about how lucky we ti
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful read.Entertaining,funny and drscriptivr,you begin to understand and fear for the boys.I could barely put it down
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