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Trash 2


Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping on it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, the 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 he and his friends are running for their lives. Hounded 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 it's three street-boys against the world...


Themes: Child Labour, Living with rubbish

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Questions for your group

  • What is the benefit of different characters narrating the story?
  • What would you find most difficult about living in the world of Trash?
  • Do you think one should help those that are less fortunate?
  • Are Rat, Gardo and Raphael loyal to each other?