When his infamous gangster father busts out of Australia’s highest security prison and starts a bloody turf war, a Sydney teenager finds himself at a moral crossroads.
As far as children's book authors go, Martin Chatterton is at the forefront for creating young adult fiction books that engage the reader and inspire. The Tell by Martin Chatterton is a penguin children's book that you're children will struggle to put down.
Thirteen year-old Rey (‘Raze’) Tanic is the youngest some of Dejan Tanic, the self-styled ‘King of Sydney’, a feared crime boss, currently locked up in the Deep Cut Correctional Centre. It is expected of Raze that he will soon join his elder brother Solo in the family business. However, Raze has other plans and, during a visit to his father in prison, tells him exactly that. To Raze’s surprise, his father doesn’t react. That’s because Dejan Tanic has more pressing worries which thrust Raze into a media feeding frenzy and a rapidly escalating turf war. His only respite in an increasingly tense and scary situation are his friends Candy Cooper and Ids McLafferty, the two other members of MCT, Raze’s graffiti ‘crew’.
The Tell is a great young adult fiction novel, an ideal book for kids aspiring to read more. This penguin children's book comes with a set of in-depth Teachers Resource notes to help readers gain more from the book. You can download those notes below: