Straight Outta Crongton
Written by Alex Wheatle
Part of the Crongton Series
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From the acclaimed author of Liccle Bit and Crongton Knights, comes another story from the South Crong council estate.
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Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle
Round these ends, it's hard to hold on to your dreams Life's a constant hustle for Mo. Her mum's boyfriend Lloyd is just another man who likes to beat down women; the South Crong streets are fraught with hazards and nasty G's; and when it comes to matters of the heart ...she's still hung up on Sam. No wonder she's vexed so much of the time. Thank god her sistrens, Elaine and Naomi, are on her side: if one of them falls then they all fall. But when badness goes down and a life is left hanging in the balance, Mo has to face her hot urge for revenge ...and she might end up losing more than she wins.
Praise for Liccle Bit:
‘A gripping tale of family and friends, love and loyalty’ Malorie Blackman
‘strong messages about love and loyalty’ Telegraph Online
‘sings with warmth in spite of its tough setting’ Sunday Herald
Praise for Crongton Knights:
‘[This] will soon be on school reading lists and examination syllabuses everywhere, as it has classic singing from every page ... A joyous shout of youthful exuberance ... Wheatle's Twain-like command of patois never falters ... Enriching and life-affirming ... A total gem for any age' Independent
‘A fast-paced, funny ride’ Metro
'Brilliant, tough, heartbreaking read' Tanya Landman, author of Buffalo Soldier, Carnegie medal winner
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6th April 2017
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