The Crew
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The Crew

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552547395
  • 9780552547390
  • 1,145,136

Review quote

"A jewel of a book . . . The publisher's warning "Not for younger readers", should ensure the large sales it deserves" -- Nicholas Tucker * Independent * "Engagingly direct in tone, gritty and realistic in theme, this uncompromising, streetwise story is sure to appeal to teenagers" * Books For Keeps * "A detective story with an edge . . . An excellent read" * Reading Matters *show more

About Bali Rai

Bali Rai is a new author to Corgi. Having grown up in the heart of Leicester's Sikh community, he went to London to study politics. He has since returned to his home town and currently manages a city centre bar. (UN)ARRANGED MARRIAGE is his debut novel. Author lives: Leicestershow more

Back cover copy

'Mess with one of us - then you have to deal with all of us...' Positive attitudes only. That's the Crew: Billy, Jas, Della, Will and Ellie. And where they live - in the concrete heart of a big city - you need a crew to back you up. Then one day they find a fortune in notes and life suddenly becomes very dangerous... A no-holds-barred thriller set against the gritty reality of life may British kids must face on a day-to-day basis. From the author of the highly acclaimed (un)arranged marriage, winner of three children's book awards and shortlisted for no less than five others.show more

Review Text

"A jewel of a book . . . The publisher's warning "Not for younger readers", should ensure the large sales it deserves"show more

Rating details

123 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 22% (27)
4 33% (40)
3 30% (37)
2 12% (15)
1 3% (4)
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