Trash (Paperback)Andy Mulligan (author)
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'A SLUMDOG, FEEL-GOOD TREASURE FIND' Daily Mail
Now adapted into a Bafta-nominated film directed by Steven Daldry and written by Richard Curtis.
Raphael lives on a dumpsite, eking out a living sifting through rubbish. One unlucky-lucky day, he makes an extraordinary and deadly discovery. Now he and his two friends, Gardo and Rat, are wanted by the corrupt forces that run the city and will stop at nothing to get back what they've lost.
From the slums to the mansions of the elite, it's going to take all of their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. And to stay alive.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
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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