Tuesday, November 19, 2013

THE RENT COLLECTOR by Cameron Wright--Book Review

THE RENT COLLECTOR by Cameron Wright. I have put off reading this book for a long time. I wasn't sure I was ready for the kind of situation this story detailed. Boy am I glad I finally read it. This story is amazing. I loved how much I learned about literature as well as what happened in Cambodia. Not everything is happy but I loved every page of the story and devoured it. I would highly recommend this book to everyone, however, adults should read it with younger readers. There are some parts that may not be appropriate for them to read but the story stays true to what actually happened.

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Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Mean Chey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working.
Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money — a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son and another woman's chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia — perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia — everyone deserves a second chance.

*A review copy was provided by the publisher. It did not sway my review in any way.

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