Ben, the narrator of The Dumpster Saga is contending with aliens, secret agents, a bothersome little brother, he’s trying to impress a girl and he’s got a job which requries him to wear a bear suit.
That might not be much fun for Ben but it’s a lot of fun for the reader.
The Dumpster Saga, by Craig Harrison was a finalist in last year’s children’s book awards. It’s aimed at older children and teenagers but like any good young people’s book will be enjoyed by adults too.
I gave copies to a friend and a niece who are teachers and both then bought class sets of it.
Post 24 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge
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