The mystery is so intriguing that I want to finish it right away. The way it's written remind me of Sharon M Draper's "Tears of Tiger", which in this book (I think) is not necessary even confusing sometimes.
I who grew up as a minority in third world country, could understand the people's misery, but again, what else can I do except escape from that place?
It is a book for young people. But the theme is unlike other teen books, filled with surreal fantasy--you must know what I might refer to, yes, the Twilight Saga. The story happened in a trash dump-site of a third country. The main characters are three trash boys, as well as some adults around them. The story started at one day when one boy picked up a briefcase from the trash pile. The pack hid a huge secrete, which referred to a very very important politician in the country. The whole system was chasing the pack, as well as these boys.
I think the book is worth of reading, no matter for the teenage or the adults. It's an adventure story, indeed, but it also unveils the cruelty of the real world which fulls of power, money, greed and violence. The world is cruel maybe, but there is always nice people or brave people somewhere. They struggle for the justice, regardless of the miserable it brings. I feel tearful when I was reading. It is really touched.
One of the best parts of the book is the words the author use is very simple. For those who want to read some English novels to improve the reading ability, the book takes no pain....Continua
One of the most thrilling kids' adventure books I've read in a long time. Really gripping, frightening in parts, as the rubbish-dump kids stay just half a step ahead of the bad guys who are out to kill them. Sort of "Slumdog" meets "Millions". Would make a great movie....Continua