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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498941
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

The Crew




A tough, uncompromising tale for modern teenagers from the author of (un)arranged marriage.

Meet Ellie, Jas, Della, Will and Billy. They're tough. They're street-smart. They're the Crew, and they live in what they call the Ghetto - the estates round the city centre where everyone is skint and it's important to stick together. No-one has a go once you're part of a gang. Except, sometimes, the older gangs who can be really dangerous- A new, contemporary novel for today's teenagers from the author of the critically acclaimed (un)arranged marriage.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498941
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Bali Rai

Bali Rai's first novel for young adults, (un)arranged marriage, created a huge amount of interest and won many awards, including the Angus Book Award and the Leicester Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase first novel award. Rani and Sukh and The Whisper were both shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Bali is also the author of the hugely popular Soccer Squad series for younger readers.
Bali was born in Leicester where he still lives, writing full-time and visiting schools to talk about his books. You can visit him at www.balirai.co.uk

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Praise for The Crew

“Written in a streetwise dialect, this is a jewel of a book...The publ isher's warning 'Not for younger readers', should ensure the large sales it deserves.”

Nicholas Tucker, The Independent

“Engagingly direct in tone, grittily and realistic in theme, this uncompromising, streetwise story is sure to appeal to teenagers.”

Books For Keeps

“Gripping realism”

Ian Maxen, What's On

“"It's easy to get into and exciting, gritty and gripping"”

Boox: nine

“I enjoyed reading this book. It is hard to put down onceyou get into it.”

Teen Titles

“'This thriller, set against the gritty reality of life many people face is great.'”

Walthamstow Guardian

“'A detective story with an edge...an excellent read.'”

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