Hot Key Carnegie Challenge Book 2: Trash by Andy Mulligan

Last week’s book on our Hot Key Carnegie Reading Challenge, A Monster Calls sparked a great discussion – please add your comments here if you haven’t already! We have until 14th June (when the winner is announced) to read the list and poll on our winning book.

Next up is Trash by Andy Mulligan, published by David Ficking Books. Here’s the official blurb:

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…

We’ve been reading this week and over the bank holiday weekend – see what we thought and get involved below!