The Whisper by Bali Rai
  

The Whisper

Written by Bali Rai
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Synopsis

The Whisper by Bali Rai

The Crew didn't think things could ever get that bad again. They were seriously wrong. Things have calmed down for the Crew (Billy, Ellie, Della, Jas and Will) and life in the Ghetto is ticking on as usual. But things are about to kick-off all over again. The police have launched Operation Clean-up and dealers are regularly being pulled off the street and into the police station. Someone's got to be grassing them up, and soon Nanny and the Crew are getting blamed. Billy is mugged, Ellie is picked on in school, and Billy's house is being targeted. The Crew need to find out who's pointing the finger before things get really serious. As tough and uncompromising as ever, Bali's latest novel won't disappoint his army of fans and will undoubtedly win him many more. A thrilling sequel that also stands alone.

Reviews

Bali Rai's mixture of third and first-person narrative serves to heighten tension while the city scene depictions are sordid and threatening . . . a well paced thriller -- Lesley Agnew * The Bookseller * Exhilirating sequel to The Crew . . . unflinching and authentic * Publishing News * Expertly paced . . . the ending is tragic, but the energy and verbal brilliance evident on every page also convey hope . . . An author to watch out for -- Nick Tucker * TES * Rai holds his reader with a convincing, disturbing portrait of excluded people struggling for something better . . . a thought-provoking, eye-opening picture * Irish Times * A hard-hitting, totally convincing and yet strangely sympathetic tale of life on the streets of our cities today * Carousel *

About the Author

Bali Rai

Bali Rai is a well-established, award winning and hugely popular voice within the young adult fiction market. His particular successful title Rani and Sukh became a set-text for GCSE English. His novel Killing Honour won the North East Teen Book Award, and was described as 'utterly compelling' by The Bookseller. He lives in Leicester with his family. Read more about the author here.

Bali is Booktrust's online writer in residence. Click here to read his blog.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Author

Bali Rai
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Author's Website

www.balirai.co.uk/

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th May 2005

ISBN

9780552548915


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