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That is until the day he sees two speeding cars, a crash, a scuffle and a murder on the bridge. Moo is the only witness, and his story is not what the police want to hear. If he tells the truth, Keith Vine, a notorious bad guy, will go free, and Detective Inspector Callan will retaliate by sending Moo's father to jail for welfare fraud. If he lies, Vine will take violent revenge. The secret pressures mount on Moo from all sides--money and gifts, threats and beatings--until he chooses to kiss the RAIN, to take action against his tormentors.
Kevin Brooks again shows the brilliance that won him acclaim for Martyn Pig and Lucas. The story emerges through a murky stream of consciousness; Moo's working-class British voice swirls past the boulders of plot events. Moo is befuddled, hurting, and enormously touching as he struggles toward a dimly perceived Right Thing to Do, and misses the mark badly. This third YA novel from Kevin Brooks is evocative of the best of PBS' Mystery! series. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Slow build up with annoying text type speak but second half was good and made you want to find out the outcome,which was unfortunately extremely disappointingPublished 1 month ago by Jules
I have mixed feelings about this book which is for the teenaged market (13 to 16-ish?), and describes in detail what it feels like to be relentlessly bullied for being fat. Read morePublished on 4 Nov 2010 by Eileen Shaw
I disagree with the other reviewers. I found the book to be dull, and depressing. I fail to see why anyone would enjoy reading this. Moo was shallow and needed development. Read morePublished on 13 Jan 2008 by James K
Kissing The Rain Shows you the point of veiw of a Fat (sorry its true) teen and makes you never want to make front of a fat kid agian I mean I CRIED I couldnt beleive it anyway Mo... Read morePublished on 2 Nov 2005 by AJ