Trash (Paperback)Andy Mulligan (author)
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Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it.
Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything.
Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong.
And now it's three street boys against the world...
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Edition: Media tie-in
One of my favourite novels of 2010, now in paperback with a new cover look. Reminiscent of Slumdog Millionaire, three dumpsite boys take on the world in this gripping and intensely moving story . . . Harrowing, exhilarating, humbling and quite brilliant -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
Outstanding, hotly anticipated thriller . . . an exceptionally satisfying plot -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
Great stuff: taut, plausible and thought-provoking -- Toby Clements * Daily Telegraph *
Trash is a thriller with moral weight and a complex structure . . . Without ever moralising, Mulligan raises issues of corruption, poverty, waste and excess in an exciting, but also grimly sad tale -- Suzi Feay * Financial Times *
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this is really good book i reccomend for ages 9+
“Definitely NOT rubbish!”
Trash is a thrilling read for young teens, set in a highly unusual location. Raphael is 14-years-old, living in the slum that scrapes its living from the town rubbish dump. Every day he dreams of finding something... More
“By Georgina, age 16”
The different voices of the three boys definitely gives this book a lot of its edge as the boys all speak passionately, competing with one another to show their own value within the story.
The mystery they are trying... More
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