Rent collector book club free. Second Tuesday Book Club Discusses “The Rent Collector”
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She is strict about collecting the rent on time and spends the rest of the month drinking cheap rice wine. I read the original version of The Rent Collector when it was first published and gave it five stars so of course I was interested in reading the story again as an adaptation for young readers. Some content is still inappropriate for younger kids, such as a young girl who was to be sold into slavery, a boy beaten to death for theft, and people shot before your eyes. Overall, this is a positive story that will linger with you long after it is over.
It opens the eyes of the reader to what life is like for so many people in other parts of the world and helps you see how much you have that you take for granted. Themes of friendship, the power of words, courage, selflessness, sacrifice, survival, and hope.
I highly recommend it. One person found this helpful. My Book A Day. The Rent Collector is one of my all time favorite books. I was really excited when I saw that it was being adapted for young readers. And they did a really good job with the adaptation.
I love Sang Ly. How can you not love a woman who works as hard as she does to learn to read? Sang Ly lives in a dump in Cambodia with her husband and young son. They have to pay rent to live in the dump, believe it or not. Sopeap Sin is the rent collector. A woman that most people who live in the dump make fun of.
Sang Ly asks Sopeap Sin to teach her to read. And she learns so much more from her than how to read. I loved the way learning to read helped Sang Ly learn to make sense of the world around her. And it taught her more compassion for those that were around her as well.
It made her brave. And helped her through the hardest things she had done in her life. I love how this book teaches the huge importance of literacy in each and every one of our lives. And now a whole new generation can learn that lesson! I was sent a copy of The Rent Collector as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own. Sang Ly and her husband Ki Lim live in the largest dump of Cambodia.
The name of the dump is Stung Meanchey. They live in a home they made and yet must pay rent. Sang Li and Ki Lim go through the dump looking for recyclables and things that can be repaired. Sang Ly discovers a secret of Sopeap.
Sopeap ends up teaching Sang Li to read. Sang Li wants to teach her son to read so he can have a better life. At the same time Sopeap disappears. When she comes back, she goes and find Sopeap Sin to learn why the mysterious disappearance and also to learn of her past.
It reminds one never to give up. It is compelling and engaging. The opinions expressed are strictly my own. I read the original version of The Rent Collector shortly after it was released and enjoyed it, so when I was given the chance to get an ARC of the Young Adult adaptation, of course I said yes. I read this one with my daughters and we loved it. This is the story of Sang Ly, a woman who lives in a dump in Cambodia.
She and her husband scavenge through trash in the hopes of earning enough to buy food for their family and pay rent for their little shack. Their son is always sick. Then Sang Ly discovers that the rent collector can read, and she asks the grumpy woman for lessons. The two form a friendship and Sang Ly learns not only how to read, but also about the power of hope.
The themes of friendship, hope, the power of story, and the importance of second chances make this a wonderful read for adults and for tweens and teens. Thank you to Shadow Mountain for the gifted arc. See all reviews. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Make Money with Us. Amazon Payment Products. Let Us Help You. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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About the Author Camron Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a master’s degree in Writing and Public Relations from Westminster. ‘The Rent Collector’ is a story that uses a novel setting to tell a familiar tale of hope in difficult times. After reading it with your students. “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.
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