Kissing The Rain by Kevin Brooks

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From the acclaimed author of MARTYN PIG and LUCAS comes another compelling, edgy ,YA thriller about love, loss, and life.

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.
 

About Kevin Brooks

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Kevin Brooks is the groundbreaking author of the internationally acclaimed novels DAWN; BLACK RABBIT SUMMER; BEING; THE ROAD OF THE DEAD, a Mystery Writers of America  “Edgar” nominee; CANDY; KISSING THE RAIN; LUCAS; and MARTYN PIG, which received England's Branford Boase Award for Best First Novel. Brooks lives in Yorkshire, England.
 
Published March 1, 2004 by Chicken House. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite too many CAPITALIZED WORDS, this Catcher in the Rye-style narrative told by an English teenager pulled into a murder trial is successfully disquieting.

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In what PW called a "gritty and gripping noir novel," the 15-year-old narrator contemplates a mysterious deed he is to perform the next day, and he while

Mar 21 2005 | Read Full Review of Kissing The Rain

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Brooks's gritty and gripping third novel shares the noir style of his first book, Martyn Pig ¸ and also demonstrates the author's range. Here the at

Feb 16 2004 | Read Full Review of Kissing The Rain

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It soon becomes apparent that the whole incident was an elaborate police sting to frame him, with the police so desperate to get their man that DI Callan first cajoles and then threatens Moo into changing his statement to claim that he did see a knife in Vine's hand.

Jan 31 2004 | Read Full Review of Kissing The Rain

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The book opens on the night before Moo is due to perform a mysterious deed (which is revealed only at the novel's end) as he whiles away the hours by recalling the complicated chain of events that has led him to this moment.

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FAT FAT FAT --- that's ALL you are.

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