Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.
When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated - and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.
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Although it was a bit slow to start off with I really got into it eventually. I got really attached to the characters...I loved reading this book but, don't give up on it too soon!! I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I did!!Read Full Review of The Garbage King | See more reviews from Guardian
...it is so exciting and thrilling. I would be delighted if a sequel was written or a film was made because for those who do not enjoy reading, it would be a chance for them to experience this fantastic story.Read Full Review of The Garbage King | See more reviews from Guardian
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