Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Trash by Andy Mulligan
Published by David Fickling Books on October 12, 2010 

Summary: "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." -- From Goodreads

Things I Liked:
Alternating viewpoints.  I liked how the story alternated between the different boys, Father Juilliard, Miss Olivia, and others.  It allowed the reader to see the different aspects of the story.

Things I Disliked:
The mystery.  I wish the author would have gone into more detail about the mystery surrounding the wallet and key.  It didn't seem as fleshed out as I needed it to be.  I just wanted more and it felt like it didn't deliver.

Overall, I think the book could have been written better, with more details in some spots.

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