The Whisper, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780552548915



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Acquired via BookCrossing 02 Jan 2010 - bookringWow. This was *heartrending* but, of course, being by Rai, utterly brilliant and unputdownable. We meet the Crew again but life is very different now, with Jas bonding with his scary cousins, Ellie being bullied and Della and Billy not really around to protect her. When the police start arresting drug dealers, the Crew and the wonderful rasta Nanny start to realise there's a whispering campaign against them. Meanwhile, Jas is hearing a whisper of his own and it's starting to ruin his life too.This is uncompromising and quite upsetting. I certainly wouldn't look into messing around with drugs if I was an impressionable reader in the age group it's meant for. Having read the first book, I was already quite emotionally involved with the characters. There is some light relief in the friendships between the characters, but it is darker than the previous book and with some shocks. I had to read something else between finishing this and going to bed...

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