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Published: 2nd September 2010
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
Format: ePUB

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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    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.

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    "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

    ISBN: 9781849920568
    ISBN-10: 1849920567
    Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
    For Ages: 12 - 15 years old
    For Grades: 7 - 10
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 224
    Published: 31st March 2011
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.17