Three street boys take on the world in this fast-paced, exciting, intensely moving story.
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...
About the Author
Andy Mulligan was brought up in the south of London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in India, Brazil, the Philippines and the UK. He now divides his time between London and Manila.
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Comments about Trash:
I found this book difficult to put down. Unpredictable, well written, would appeal to all age groups. An insight to life where one has to do the unimaginable to survive.
"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
"Trash is a brilliant book. It's vibrant, exciting and incrediby well-written" -- John Boyne
"Wonderful - an exciting story with engaging characters told in a clever way with spare but lyrical prose ... Trash comes highly recommended by me, and I don't have time to say any more about it because I'm off to read it again. And after that, I might read it again. And then again. You read it too" The Bookbag
"A thriller with moral weight and a complex structure" Financial Times
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st March 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.15