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.
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.
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"Starred Review. The action is riveting and the secret codes throughout will appeal mystery fans. Readers will be drawn to this title, and hopefully learn a little about the world outside their own country. Teens who enjoyed the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) will find much to enjoy here. Grades 7-10." - School Library Journal
"The story wraps a bit neatly, but readers will be satisfied by the cinematic conclusion and the noble decision the heroes make. Ages 12up." - Publishers Weekly
"Multiple characters describe the adventure, and although the switch between narrators may initially seem disorienting ... the story flows more smoothly as it progresses, bolstered ... well-articulated, authentic thoughts, feelings, and voices. Grades 6-9." - Booklist
"[A] zippy and classic briefcase-full-of-money thrill ride." - Kirkus Reviews
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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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