In Cairo, fifteen-year-old Aaron makes a living out of gathering garbage-as a member of the despised Zabbaleen, this is fate. But Aaron has dreams. Every day he dreams of Rachel, who looks after the ponies who pull the carts piled high with garbage to and from the slum they call home. He dreams that they will make a life together, far from the smells, cruelty and squalor of their daily existence. Aaron's skill at sorting glass is the only thing that keeps him alive. His mother is dead and his stepfather and stepbrother Lijah subject him to an endless regime of bullying and abuse. Just as it seems he can sink no further, Aaron makes a choice that will change his life.
The Glass Collector
The story itself didn't have a very exciting plot at the start, but it was a little better as the story wore on. This book was a slight bit boring, and I lost interest in some places. I liked the idea of the plot, and the topic was quite interesting. This topic makes you think quite a bit, as you think about whether or not these things happen to real people, and I'm pretty sure they do.
The characters are well written, but sometimes they weren't very clear, and I got quite confused on what was happening. I liked them a lot, but they weren't anything special.
I love the writing style, it was quite similar to a lot of other books, but it had its own slight difference that is hard to explain in words.
All in all, this is a good book, that you may enjoy if you liked realistic fiction that has a main focus on a present crisis that is major issue in today's society.