Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S FICTION PRIZE 2016
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.