Hope for Garbage (2020)

Hope for Garbage Welcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty No matter how hard he tries this seventeen year old just can t get a break Through no fault of his own he finds himself living with his alcoholic uncle o
  • Title: Hope for Garbage
  • Author: Alex Tully
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hope for Garbage
    Welcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty No matter how hard he tries, this seventeen year old just can t get a break Through no fault of his own, he finds himself living with his alcoholic uncle on the outskirts of Cleveland His days are filled with garbage picking and hanging out with his seventy year old neighbor, who also happens to be his best friend.One early mWelcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty No matter how hard he tries, this seventeen year old just can t get a break Through no fault of his own, he finds himself living with his alcoholic uncle on the outskirts of Cleveland His days are filled with garbage picking and hanging out with his seventy year old neighbor, who also happens to be his best friend.One early morning while scanning the streets in a posh suburb, he meets Bea, a rebellious rich girl with problems of her own She s smart, cute, and a glimmer of light in his dark world.But in the midst of their budding romance, Bea s beautiful mother enters the picture with an agenda of her own She sets off a chain of events so shocking and destructive, Trevor s crazy life soon becomes than he can handle While he is desperate to save his relationship with Bea, he learns that nothing in his world can be saved unless he first saves himself.Hope for Garbage is a story about resilience about overcoming adversity under the most extraordinary circumstances about never, ever, giving up hope.Because sooner or later, everybody gets a break.
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    1. My usual staple of novels consists of sci fi and fantasy while now and again I ll try what I think of as mainstream fiction Most of the time these books feel like my favoured genre with all the best bits taken out Hope for Garbage is possibly one of the best mainstream novels I ve read in a very long time I was quite unprepared for how the characters and plot would go from a charming story of young love between the Selfless Trevor and the un clich like Bea, to the tragic narrative of loss Rarely [...]

    2. Revised rating 2.5 I have a number of issues with this story, but first let me say, the plot kept my attention I wanted to know what happened to Trevor and the author did an excellent job of stringing me along I was also fond of the characters, Lorene, Mr T, and Trevor I never really did take to Bea nor miss her much when she left the story.But 1 There were too many points of view I asked myself through the entire novel why the author chose to include the POV of sub characters Yes, it worked som [...]

    3. Fast paced, short but packed fullThis book was a quick read for me it revolves around 17 year old Trevor who has had a shitty hand dealt in his life His 2 saving graces are his next door neighbor Mr T and the box which is his garage where he fixes and restores trash people throw out It is where picking for garbage he meets Bea , a girl from the wealthy part of Cleveland and they immediately form a bond Then one night something happens regarding Bea s mom that changes everything This book deals w [...]

    4. A beautiful story, where the lead pair doesn t end up being together and where such an unusual end doesn t prove to be much of a shocker either.After everything that Bea Stewart s mother did to Trevor McNulty, Bea s first crush a garbage collector, I honestly didn t expect Bea to reconcile with him They parted ways amicably than I expected Trevor is a very resilient character Trevor s relationship with his neighbor, Mr T is an extraordinary one After all the heartbreak that he d been through, h [...]

    5. Hope for GarbageThis is the new cover for Hope for Garbage After receiving a lot of helpful feedback, I decided to change the cover to something telling of the actual story I loved the old one, but I think this story needed something less abstract.Apparently you can t change the cover on without issuing a whole new edition with a new ISBNAnyway, hopefully the new cover shows up somewhere The book itself is unchanged Alex Tully

    6. The book was strictly an average read.Even though the story was good,I couldn t really feel for all the characters.The characters did not show any growth throughout the book Trevor being the only exception.The ending dissolved all the likeness I had developed for Trevor s character.The ending seriously did not work for me and left a bad taste in my mouth.

    7. I won this book through a giveaway Thank you My rating 4.5 So close to a 5 I didn t care for that ending.

    8. Ugh A bit melodramatic for a very short story Too many characters and the ending is such a huge disappointment Not for me.

    9. Okay I loved this book and cried most the way through it Then author ruined book for me in last 13 or so paragraphs I know kids will be kids but come on that s a serious subject among the many other serious subjects in the book and author just threw it out there and pushed the subject or grown adult women with young teen boys to the side with laughter Seriously I was so ready until that point to rave about this book and give it a 5 Destroyed in a few paragraphs Sad and for what shock value

    10. This story is an awesome tale of how a young man moves on from tragedy, discovers the value of his talents, and acquires the unequivocal fortune of friendship It is also a story of the struggles of his private personal guilt Young Trevor McNulty has to move in with his abusive alcoholic Uncle after a mysterious occurrence surrounding his mother, no one will talk about Trevor spends all of his time in a run down garage at the back of his house he calls The Box Trevor has no friends and his uncle [...]

    11. Yes, something good can come from the most hopeless cases What others might consider trash can be something useful for another The simile is not lost here Trevor and his garbage Trevor is a teenager who by all accounts is a lost case, having lived a life not even imaginable for an adult and yet, he never used his circumstances in life as an excuse to not do well Aside from being a student, he finds comfort in garbage picking and transforming other people s trash into something useful Mind you, h [...]

    12. This book was so good that I can t stress enough how viable it is, especially at a time when we are faced with ongoing atrocities going on in the world today It sure is inspiring to read something so wonderful At the premise of this book is hope and kindness regardless of your situation in life I cried, I laughed, and most of all I was impacted for the better Kudos to a first time author whose future works I look forward to reading Going into the details of this book, beyond the general descript [...]

    13. OMG, this has to be one of the best debut novels that I have read in a long time Even though my heart broke constantly for Trevor, I could not give up hope and I could not stop reading the book It was refreshing to read of such strength and integrity from one who had been through so much There were a couple of times I was really worried about him while I was reading I give this book 5 and wish that teenagers and young adults would all read this book There is so much inspiration that could be fou [...]

    14. This book is so different from most of the YA books I read There were so many teasers at the end of chaptersI had to keep reading This book is full of shocking moments, tearful moments, funny moments, and satisfying moments I loved Trevor s character The other characters were so likeable too although Bea was slightly annoying I didn t want it to end I will be telling my friends about this awesome story

    15. I enjoyed this book until I got to the last page The ending destroyed this book for me I cant express strongly enough how I hated it I cant understand what the author was thinking.It went against everything we had believed this character to be The story could have ended very nicely without that relevation.

    16. Wow is how I am feeling right now For all of this horribleness to happen to a person and they still turn out to be an awesome human being and thinking of others before themselves is quite something This book is definitely one of those that stays with you for a while

    17. Hope for Garbage by Alex Tully is a story that moves quickly from a boy with a troubled past to a whirlwind of drama that had me rocking back and forth and muttering, Oh , oh as I hit plot twists Not a lot of novels affect in me such a visceral way, but Hope for Garbage did.While Hope for Garbage covers some heavier issues like alcoholism and drug abuse mostly with the adults , the overall feel of the novel is optimistic and bittersweet This is a story about moving away from tragedy, dealing wit [...]

    18. I received this book for free from First Reads.This is a wonderful book I read a lot, and it has been a while since I had a book really pull at my heart strings the way this book did One of the best things about this book is the way the author elusively touches on Trevor s past but doesn t just throw it right out there for examination until the end True to life, we don t often know everything about a person for quite some time, if ever and this book stays true to real life from beginning to end. [...]

    19. Seventeen year old Trevor, having somehow survived a terrible childhood, now lives with his alcoholic Uncle Gary in Cleveland He spends his time recycling items put out for garbage pickuphis best friend is Mr T, a seventy year old neighbor Then he meets Bea and his whole world changes.I LOVED this book When I picked it up for the first time, I assumed it was a YA book and wouldn t be of much interest to me How wrong can you be I was totally engrossed in the story and cared so much about Trevor a [...]

    20. In Hope for Garbage Alex Tully tells one of those tales that makes you feel like you are watching it unfold It is moving, touching and beautifully written with interesting characters that are memorable and fully developed without being overly complicated and self important The first chapter swept me into the story which held me pleasantly enthralled all the way the end I found myself connecting with Trevor and Mr T in a way I didn t think was possible Despite all of the things he s been through [...]

    21. Hope for Garbage is an astounding novel of a boy whose life is the exact opposite of normal His uncle has a dangerous addiction to booze His best friend is an old lady His hobby is picking up garbage How can a kid whose life is so rotten, turn out to have the best things of all in the end

    22. Read this book You will not be disappointed I actually read Hope for Garbage last fall and I just got back from a family reunion and everyone was talking about this book I told my sisters about it and then my aunts read it and they told their friends about ityone can read this book and feel better about life after reading it

    23. Inspiring This book definitely makes you think about the things we take for granted It makes me think again before complaining about anything and reminded me that no matter how bad things may be, there is always a silver lining.

    24. I loved this bookThe book is about growth and forgiveness of one s self I loved the characters They were real They made mistakes, and they learned from them They were just simply real.

    25. This was one of the best books I ve read in a long time, and I got it free It started out a little slow but then it picked up speed and I couldn t put it down Really enjoyed it

    26. Sad, even devastating, but hopeful in the endI bought this book for my teenage grandson to give him something contemporary to read instead of the classics he s required to read I m hoping he will enjoy reading as much as I do, so I provide a wide variety of books The protagonist is a 17 year old boy I thought he might identify with After reading it myself, I think parts may be too dark and disturbing for him, although, probably less so than some of the movies he s seen, games he plays, etc.It is [...]

    27. My Mom and I were talking the other day about kids who just never catch a break, as high school teacher I know far than I should and their stories are equally as melodramatic , as one reviewer called it, as Trevor s It is heartbreaking.This was a great read Different enough to catch and keep my attention I always enjoy good YA books with a male MC, they seem hard to find I found Trevor extremely likable.The drama that begins in Chapter 13 and ends with Chapter 21 seemed out of place and I do wi [...]

    28. Finished in one sittingI don t read fiction It is usually poorly written and ends stupid Fiction usually leaves me feeling like I just wasted part of my life But I was drawn to this book I laughed I cried I read it from cover to cover without stopping A beautiful story Just maybe it gave me hope to leave the nonfiction section and try fiction again Wonderful little story I will read it again I would recommend it.

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