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review Trash author Andy Mulligan 103 ↠ Raphael is a dumpsite boy He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash sifting it sorting it breathing it sleeping next to itThen 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 eveRaphael is a dumpsite boy He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash sifting it sorting it breathing it sleeping next to itThen one unlucky lucky day Raphael's world turns upside dow. What an amazing book Three dumpsite boys live by sifting rubbish and looking for things to sell One day they discover a deadly secret which they must decipher and try to fathom and which they must risk their lives to keep hidden from the policeMulligan's writing is crystal clear each voice is uniue telling the story as it happens from a different of point of view which gives credibility and depth and sets an incredible paceIt is a confronting tale of the corruption of power and the implications of this on the poorest of the poor yet for all the gravity and unpleasantness of the content the relative refinement with which it is told makes it like a clear and realistic history lesson than the sickening shock of a slap in the face There is nothing gratuitous and even the infreuent strong word feels mild next to the difficulties the boys face with such courageThough it's packaged for children who would need to be well read and mature enough for the serious themes it is a recommended read for adults and teens In my opinion it is well above Slumdog Millionaire even though it only takes a couple of hours to readThere is one discussion point to keep in mind on the importance of money It could be said that money is at the heart of the story and one of the most respected characters an aid worker reasons that there are values and virtues and morals; there are relationships and trust and love and all of that is important Money however is important without money you shrivel and die There is also a uote from a university newspaper which urges What does the country need right now THREE THINGS A revolution Then a revolution Then when the dust has settled a revolutionYet in the context of the whole story these are not the loudest calls I would assert that what are really at the heart of the story are values and virtues and morals relationships and trust and love which are all tried and tested in an adventure that is set in motion by money And it is a thrilling read

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N 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 everythingSoon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives Wanted by. Wonderful This book is just wonderful Despite the connotation of the word Trash is far from being well trash It’s of a gem actually if I may say So what made me want to read this book Curiosity Who wouldn’t be curious about a novel that is about his own country With these I’ll tell you in three parts the reasons why I like this book the setting the characters the plotThe settingAlthough there is no mention about it in the book Trash is most probably set in the Philippines This is not surprising considering that the author Andy Mulligan who is British had worked as a teacher in the Philippines And then there is the dumpsite described as the main setting for the story which is very much similar to Payatas and Smokey Mountain Third there is a Greenhills in the story where the wealthy and the famous reside and there is also a Greenhills in San Juan Manila Fourth the book mentions about using “po” to show respect to elders just like how Filipinos use “po” and “opo” when talking to older people Fifth Sampalo the place where one of the characters came from reminds me of Sampaloc a place in ManilaWith these alone Trash already feels close to my heart Not that I like every book I read that resembles or even mentions PhilippinesFilipinos in it Then again I haven’t read any book yet about the Philippines that I did not like D But with this book I feel very comfortable as if I am watching a teleserye soap opera or Tagalog movie only that the language is in EnglishThe charactersThe book is told in the voices of various narrators but the main storytellers are the dumpsite boys themselves Gardo Raphael and Rat I love these boys – their fears their courage their wit I love how Andy Mulligan described these dumpsite boys — not pathetic or overrated simply that they are your ordinary dumpsite boys who rummage through the garbage and among the stupp to look for something of value to keep or to sell In short the dumpsite boys in the story are real Just as how real the corrupt politicians and policemen are in the storyThe plotThe idea of some dumpsite boys finding something of great value in the garbage may not be very uniue but Andy Mulligan managed to keep Trash interesting with how the unschooled boys worked on tracing the location of the treasure The pace is steady not too dragging not too hurried and the storytelling is very engaging Somehow I had the feeling that the after the cat and mouse chase between the boys and the policemen who were looking for them the boys will still be able to get away But then the ending amazed me I like the ending best but because I do not want to be branded a “spoiler” I will instead urge you to read this book It is a surprise really having to discover that Trash is a wonderful story especially that I had no high expectations whatsoever Reading Trash is like rummaging through garbage and being surprised by the treasure you findSpecial thanks to KD a fellow member in The Filipino Group in Goodreads for my copyAlso posted in It's A Wonderful Bookworld

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Trash author Andy MulligThe police it takes all their uick thinking fast talking to stay ahead As the net tightens they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrongAnd now it's three street boys against the worl. If you want to know anything about the content plot or characters in this book look no further than the title