Trash by Andy Mulligan
In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city.
One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat—boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money—to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong.
This cover immediately grabbed my attention. Green is my favorite color, and I love blue and green combinations.
(Orange and green, not so much. Sorry Oompa Loompas. And Jersey Shore.)
So anyway, I saw this cover and I immediately started drooling a teensy bit. It's awesome. The colors, the silhouettes of the boys, the grainy quality, and the birds... I want to frame this cover. Does that make me weird?
Probably...? Oh well.
I didn't actually end up acquiring this book, despite the awesome cover and the interesting sounding story, though I regret that now. *sigh* I just don't have the room and I need to read the books I have before I can get more!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! :D