Andy Mulligan's Trash is anything but

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Trash Reviewed

a substantial review of Trash by Andy Mulligan, from GMANEWS.TV:

With the slew of internationally-acclaimed films that depict the Philippines' gritty third world encounters, it's understandable that a plot like that of Trash can be met with a certain amount of wariness. After all, there's already plenty of poverty porn out there. The last thing we need is another story that romanticizes the plight of the poor, shocking or entertaining the audience but never really moving them.

Fortunately, Trash has none of that rubbish. Despite the grim story, the tone is sincere, not sentimental. The twists and turns of this thriller are believable, and not completely predictable, even for readers older than children, who are the books primary target audience. The characters are allowed to speak for themselves, each writing particular chapters...

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