Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.149937
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.

One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat—boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money—to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong.

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.
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385619014
ISBN-13: 9780385619011
16 Book Reviews
  • sceptoboy8 months
    im in the middle of reading this book, and to be honest, its a little scary if you imagine every thing in your head. Its also really interesting how the main character, Rafael acts. Its a book with a little bit of everything
    • dogwithpaws260
      dogwithpaws260over 5 years22 stars
      I am currently reading trash I would NOT recommend it if you are not ok with bad language. It gets kinda confusing for my age I don't really get it
      • kenzie101
        kenzie101over 5 years
        I decided to read this book because it seemed like a mystery/adventure type of book. I would recommend this book if you like those genres.
        • Bman over 5 years
          It was a pretty good book sometimes it got a little boring but it was still good
          • GGSover 5 years
            I thought it was a really good book I loved the adventure and people being brave in book.
            • postman10293847
              postman10293847over 5 years
              I read the book, it didn't grab my attention it was very boring. I didn't like it but someone else might like it.
              • KKNover 5 years
                It's a good book I think it's also sad, a little confusing and sometimes rambunctious and adventurous, it's a little bit of everything
                • ggs
                  ggsover 5 years
                  I decided to read this book because it seemed like a really good book and there seemed to be adventure in it. And I love adventure that's why I decided to read it.
                  • kkn
                    kknover 5 years
                    I thought it was a good book it was a little sad at the end and sometimes confusing, some parts were a little crazy and some were nice sweet and some were really exciting!
                    • Uman29over 5 years
                      It was a really good book it is about a boy named Raphael and his friends. The live in a dump site were people dump all of there trash and the look around in it and when they find something valuable the can sell it for pesos. Raphael and his friends are poor but one day Raphael finds something the cops are looking for and many other people. Read the rest of the book to find out what happens!