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Kissing the Rain (Hardcover)

Author:  Kevin Brooks
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Product Details:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 043957742X
ISBN-13: 9780439577427
Sku: 33952598
Publish Date: 3/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  16 to 21
 
From the acclaimed author of "Martyn Pig" and "Lucas" comes another thought-provoking thriller--a story of pain and discovery that will resonate with young adult readers.
From the Publisher:
Moo Nelson likes to be alone. Overweight and shy, Moo is constantly mocked and bullied by his cruel classmates. He's happiest spending time on a secluded bridge above the highway, watching the cars go by. One day, from his special spot, Moo witnesses a crime that changes his life forever. He sees a car chase and a murder--and suddenly Moo's a celebrity of sorts. The police, the lawyers, and even the bullies are now really interested in Moo. But so is one shady character who seems intent on tracking Moo down. Now all Moo has to do is find out the truth behind the crime...before it's too late.

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Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"British author Brooks creates a believable, idiosyncratic voice for Moo, making him vivid as a person in his own right and not just the object of events....Most bracing of all is the book's refusal to compromise its toughness. Moo isn't in a dilemma because he's a kid and therefore can't see the long-term view, but because this situation offers no acceptable way out. That's not a quandary that usually appears in literature for young people, but it's certainly one that occurs in real life." - Deborah Stevenson February 2004
Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   Chicken House
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