Have you ever heard the phrase "One mans trash, is another mans treasure." well in this book it that phrase is taken to a completely literal sense. Three dumpsite boys Raphael, Gardo, and Rat who are from a Third World Latin American country. The boys and there small community make a living by digging through the big cities trash to find anything of value to sell to make enough to feed themselves, save money for necessities, and to sometimes help others. While fingering through the trash mountain one day Raphael finds a small leather wallet with an i.d. card, money and directions. Under the watch of brutal police forces, the boys all team up to follow the clues of a deep, thrilling path to something they always needed.
The story is told through multiple characters giving a slight journalistic view of the story. The book is not an edge-of-your-seat thriller but it will definitely keep the pages turning and you will be finished with it before you know it. The vocabulary is not hard to handle and it is a very easy book to read, perfect for the small time reader. Worth the payment, but would be easier to rent from a local library if possible considering it is only a 240 page book and effortless to read with speed.