Every so often a book comes along that is just the perfect read. And this book was. I curled up with a blanket on the first cold day of fall and couldn't stop reading.
I mean...it educated me, made me feel compassion, made me want to be better, made me wiser, made my heart hurt, made me cry, made me happy, made me wonder...
It made me wish I had never read it so that I could experience the joy of it all over again.
Do you know what I mean? Have you every wished you could just start all over?
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright did that for me and I am so THANKFUL.
This book is so beautifully written and crafted. I loved his writing. I loved the characters and the humanity. I'm sure a part of that is because this book is based on a REMARKABLE TRUE STORY. But I give Wright so much credit for his crafting and delivery of this book. My heart strings were pulled, tightened, lengthened and nearly broken.
Why you ask would anyone live there?
Well, the people make their living there. They collect garbage and use it to survive. They sell precious treasures that they find for money. There is an economy in this dump that barely keeps things going.
Life there is almost unbearable, but somehow this book helps you to also seek and find beautiful treasures in the dump. I came away from this book realizing just how amazingly miraculous the world can be, even in the hardest conditions and the most painful times.
I'm so happy to get to tell you about this book. I hope you will read it and let me know if you loved it just as much as I did.
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