Written on: 05/04/2011
A very moving story with many ups and downs. I had to choose a book review to do an oral report on and this was my immediate choice. Many interesting themes involved with a beautifully written storyline. Definitely recommendable to anyone who loves a good book to soak into with lots of drama and emotion. :)
It is really worth the money for the book as it is a book you can read many times without getting bored as you feel the tension every single time you read it. The size of the book is... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2010
i thought it was sad because mamo was sold to a farmer and the boy who hates him (Tesfaye)gets beaten by the farmer(his dad)and the thing I hate is that on page 53 Tesfaye said the S word three times my teacher gave me this book I'm only in P6 and my teacher was very disapointed about the language but in reality I thought was very moving and good oh and the part about dani sitting on the side of the pool being called names was sad and that is all I have to say! (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2010
This book was very moving, i loved it. i would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a good read.
I had to read it because i had a 7th grade assignment and i flyed through it as all the answers are more or less in the book its self :) Have fun reading this book and dont forget to reccomed it to anyone who loves reading ;) (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2009
I loved it and i think that it is sooo sad that karate died!....OMG i just wanna go in the book and save him somehow!..lol how lame is that eh?
..i really liked the book it is showing the 2 diffrent stories on how diffrent their lives are!!...and how much of a connection they have!....
I would definatlyy recomend this book because it is exiting and interesting and it makes you want to read more if you find a cliff hanger! xxxxxxxxxxxx
LOL anywayss... who ever is reading this reveiw... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2009
Compare the problems faced by Mamo and Dani. Which boy has the greater difficulty?
Mamo and Dani are characters in the book 'The Garbage King' which is set in Africa in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa. They both face similar problems and both have awful situations which they are facing and are going to face. Even though they are very different people, they have their similarities. At the moment both of the boys are on the run. Somewhere along the line they'll meet and share each other's... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009
I think that the Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King is one of the best books that I have ever read, along with the other classics it has a strong story-line and will get you involved with those it is based on. You are drawn towards the characters and will find that the garbage king changes your life. It is a great example of Elizabeth Lairds style and if anything, you'll be back to the libraries and Amazon to take out some of the other books she's written.
If you like stories that may have... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2009 by lizzie1
I love The Garbage King and you should too after all the garbage king is a classic Elizabeth Laird book along with her others oranges in no mans land, paradise end and many many more. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009
I think that The Garbage Kind by Elizabeth Laird is truly intrigueing. Now, I am not going to start of with the common phrase, "Once I had read the first page I just had to read on", or "It was a real page turner". Instead i am going to tell you a bit about the effect the book has on the reader. Now then, this book is reccommend for about 9-10 year olds, although i believe that it really should be aimed towards children of a more nature age like maybe 11- 12 year olds. I am not saying this... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2009
The Garbage King was first read by me in the summer. It was a last minute decision to grab the book from my city library. I saw that it was a brand new book and I would be the first to read that copy. I read it quickly and didn't want it to end. I think that it skipped from one story to another very enjoyably. The part where the boys become gang members and find their talents left me wanting more. I have used this book as the class novel for my English class. My students have found the... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008
It's pretty good. The idea is pretty unique and interesting. You are a good author. One day i want to be one, but I'm still a kid. Keep up the good work. (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2008
A great, interesting read that you will have trouble putting down. I enjoyed every word of it and did not want it to end. It is based on the lives of many poverty-stricken people whom everyday is a struggle for. It has a diffrent and unique storyline that will have readers begging for more. Read the Garbage King! (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008
This is a really good book with a real view on life in Ethiopia including the good and bad. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2003 by sheila (1 review written)
The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird is a moving tale of two Ethiopian boys - a rich, educated runnaway and a poor, orphaned abductee - and their struggle to survive living rough on the streets. (read more)
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