The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

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...“The Glass Collector” is less a plot-driven novel than a series of character portraits and snapshots...
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Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His life? Wasted. His hope? To find a future he can believe in. Today in Cairo, Egypt, there is a city within a city: a city filled with garbage--literally. As one of the Zabbaleen people, Aaron makes his living sorting through waste. When his family kicks him out, his only alternatives are to steal, beg, or take the most nightmarish garbage-collecting job of all.
 

About Anna Perera

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Anna Perera was born in London to an Irish mother and a Sri Lankan father. She worked as an English teacher in two secondary schools in London, and later became responsible for a unit for boys excluded from mainstream schools. She lives in Hampshire, England. Her first young adult novel was Guantanamo Boy. www.annaperera.com
 
Published March 1, 2011 by Puffin Books. 304 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by JOSHUA HAMMER on Mar 09 2012

...“The Glass Collector” is less a plot-driven novel than a series of character portraits and snapshots...

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