The Penalty (Paperback)Mal Peet (author)
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Football, corruption and dark secrets collide in the thrilling sequel to the award-winning Keeper by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet.
In the second of the Paul Faustino novels by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet, teenage football prodigy El Brujito, "the Little Magician", has vanished without a trace and Paul finds himself reluctantly drawn into the mystery. As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, Paul gets more than he bargained for as a story of corruption and murder unfolds, forcing him to confront a bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 193 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
"Irresistible... A tale of murder, corruption, cruelty, faith and redemption with a light dusting of football... Impossible to put down." * TES *
[...] intriguing undertones of black magic and some surprising twists. * Daily Telegraph *
"The Penalty weaves together slavery, tribal magic and themes of modern-day corruption... Notable for its exceptional humanity, stylistic clarity and neat construction." * The Sunday Times *
"Cogently constructed and elegantly written, this latest novel is teenage fiction at its best." * The Guardian *
"A heady mix of slavery, football and the occult, this is another intoxicating read from an author who has proved himself an outstanding talent." * Publishing News *
"Another superb read from a master storyteller." * The Bookseller *
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