Hope for Garbage
Published by Createaspace
Paperback, 268 Pages
Publication date April 17, 2014
Alex Tully's debut novel, Hope for Garbage, is a well written novel about a boy who hasn't had contact with dad since he divorced his mother, his mother was abusive and died when Trevor was about 8 years old. He is now living with an uncle who's interests are drinking heavily, making money, and sending Trevor out to collect "garbage" for resale. Trevor makes friends with a girl from high school and an elderly man from next door. He becomes good at fixing up things that he has collected. But then his live goes back to bad.
Tully's character development was very good. The main characters were well thought out and presented well. As Trevor deals with the pain and tragedies in his live while trying to survive and be a whole person, the story moves quickly and kept me interested throughout the novel. There are some adult issues dealt with throughout the book, but I would definitely recommend this to young adults and adults.
****This book was received by the author through Booklikes giveaway in exchange for a fair review.****