Thursday, December 5, 2013

Review of THE RENT COLLECTOR by Camron Wright

Picture and Description taken  from GoodReads

Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the bad-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money--a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son and another woman's chance at redemption.

My Review / Thoughts:

I don't even know where to start.  Honestly.  This book is FABULOUS....I mean absolutely fabulous.  I didn't even want to start.  I didn't want to even start reading because I was thinking it was going to be a sad book.  It a way.  I don't know if I got from it what every one else has gotten from it, but this book made me feel good.  I don't even know how to put it in words.  It just is such a touching story.   There are just so many great lessons in this book, but most of all for me was, don't judge.  You never know where a person comes from, or what they have gone through.  This book made this absolutely clear.

I don't want to say much because if you haven't read this book, you should really think about it.  Really.  I love a feel good story.  It was so sad, and so sweet, and so great, all at the same time.  Sang Ly is such a wonderful person on so many levels.  She lives in a dump, and though she hates it, she does all she can to make things better for herself and her family.  The Rent Collector seems like such a hard, and bitter woman, but it is obvious there is more to her than meet the eyes.

I have decided that since reading my eyes have started leaking a lot more than I am use to.  I use to get touched by book, but not like I have been lately.  Since I have started reading on such a large level it seems with every book the words come more and more to life for me.  It's amazing.  Camron Wright is an absolutely amazing author.  A MAY ZING!  

If you need a book about hope, and redemption this is such a great book for both.  I am in awe of this book.  It made me cry like a little girl at the end.  This book deserves more than 5 stars!!!!!  It's clean, wonderful, and touching!

My Rating:

Source:  I bought this book myself, and was not asked to do this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on this wonderful book.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.

About the Author
taken from GoodReads

Camron Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a master’s degree in Writing and Public Relations from Westminster College. 

He has owned several successful retail stores, in addition to working with his wife in the fashion industry, designing for the McCall Pattern Company in New York.

He currently works in public relations, marketing and design.

Camron began writing to get out of attending MBA School at the time and it proved the better decision. Letters for Emily was a “Readers Choice” award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. In addition to North America, Letters for Emily was published in several foreign countries. 

Camron lives with his wife, Alicyn, in Utah, just south of Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch mountains. He is the proud father of four children.


  1. I haven't heard of this one yet, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Isn't it amazing how happiness and joy isn't dependent upon your surroundings and situation? It is an individual choice. I think that is also one great message of this book. I'm so glad you loved it, although I had no doubts that you would. It is just that good of a book! :)