The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
McKay's life on the South Crongton Estate is rough. His Mum has died, his Dad works all hours of the day to keep away the Bailiffs, and his brother is always out looking for trouble.
McKay never looks for trouble, but in one mad night he will come face to face with a friend's crazy Ex, the wrong guys from the wrong estate, and a vicious drug dealer with a very personal vendetta. All because he tried to help a girl in need.
Alex Wheatle continues to impress as an author for teenagers. Crongton Knights takes you on a rollercoaster of a story, and the dialogue is as funny and quick as ever from the Brixton Bard. No wonder this book won the Guardian Children Fiction's Prize 2016. Let's hope his journey into teen literature is a permanent one!
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2016.