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Kerb-Stain Boys The Crongton Broadway Robbery

Written by Alex Wheatle

Part of the Super-readable YA Series

Dyslexia Friendly Books for Teens Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults Gritty Reads

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Real life straight out of Crongton

One of our 2018 Books of the Year | Interest Age YA Reading Age 8

Alex Wheatle serves up an invigorating slice of teen life starring three kids growing up on his fictional Crongton estate. Briggy and Terror have been best friends for years but Terror’s romance with the gorgeous, super-cool Caldonia threatens to push them apart.  So when Terror comes up with a ‘cadazy’ plan to rob the Crongton post office, for the sake of their friendship Briggy has no choice but to go along with it. As the boys plan their heist, normal life goes on, with tension at home making Briggy’s get-rich-quick dreams even more powerful. Sharp, funny, moving and written in rat-a-tat sentences that turn teen speak into a kind of poetry. Brilliant.

Andrea Reece

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Kerb-Stain Boys The Crongton Broadway Robbery Synopsis

Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggy. Dad's lost his job, Mum's working so hard to make ends meet, and big brother Kingsley just wants out. With all of the shouting and arguing it's difficult not to get lost in the mix. So when his best mate Terror and coolest chick in the year Caldonia, cook up a plan to make a quick buck, Briggy hopes this time it might be his chance to shine. Robbing the Post Office ... what could go wrong? A brilliantly real and funny novella of life on one of London's toughest (fictional) estates.

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‘One of the most exciting writers of the black urban experience’ – The Times

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ISBN: 9781781128091
Publication date: 15/10/2018
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128091
Publication date: 15th October 2018
Author: Alex Wheatle
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 152 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Gritty Reads
Collections: 85 Brilliant Books about Friendships,
Other Categories: Dyslexia Friendly Books for Teen

About Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle is the best-selling author of several books including the modern classic Brixton Rock, and the multi-award winning Crongton series. He was awarded an MBE for his services to literature in 2008, has been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and has won numerous awards including Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He lives in London.

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