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Die Ritter von Crongton

(South Crongton Trilogy #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Ein gestohlenes Handy. Ein Gangster, der auf Rache sinnt. Eine Expedition in gefährliche Gefilde, um die Ehre eines Mädchens zu retten. Eine Nacht voller Abenteuer und Gefahren, in der die wahre Kraft von Freundschaft und Familie zu Tage tritt …

In South Crongton zu wohnen ist nicht einfach – und der Tod seiner Mutter macht es McKay nicht grade leichter. Sein Vater arbeite
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 2018
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Anni K. Mars
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5
Es war wieder toll :D Spannend und interessant. Nur das Ende ging mir ein bisschen zu schnell. Schöner zweiter Teil :)
Robin Stevens
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic, poetic and engrossing, this was my first Alex Wheatle book and I loved it. McKay is a fantastic main character, and I loved living through his story! 12+

*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
Beth Bonini
14 year old McKay Medgar Tambo is the narrator of this friendship story - set in the 'badlands' of contemporary London. South Crongton is meant to be Brixton, I suspect; or at least Brixton-like. This is a world of gangs - with hood-rats who will jack your phone, and proper gangsters who carry weapons, nurse grudges and jealously guard their territory and reputations.

McKay is a sweet kid who absolutely loves his grub. He'd really like to be in the cooking club at school, learning how to perfect
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Daniëlle Brink
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very nice, a lot nicer than I expected. I thought the references to famous series were funny
Bookwormbev
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first Crongton tale, Liccle Bit, was narrated by the eponymous Lemar 'Liccle Bit' Jackson. Their second outing is told by his friend, McKay Tambo, who is a very different character. For anyone who has not yet read Liccle Bit, (and you really should) McKay starts with a brief prologue giving just enough information to allow the reader to understand the background to the events that follow. Using a different voice obviously offers a new perspective on South Crongton and we also get to know McK ...more
Debra
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I've recently started work in the library at a local comprehensive school in mostly white, middle-class suburbia in the South East of England and was pleasantly surprised to discover this on our shelves. I didn't realise it was the middle book in a trilogy until I'd finished the book, delighted to say it stands on its own two feet, I didn't feel I'd missed anything by not reading the first book (however, I shall be checking we own all three, such was the power of this book). It moved me, it shoo ...more
Ben
Jul 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Some of the worst dialogue I've ever read in a book. Alex Wheatle seems so obsessed with writing his slang and making it 'realistic' he forgot that there usually needs to strike a balance between 'realistic' and readable dialogue. Not just that but almost every character sounds the same and it ruins so many dramatic scenes and tension. I did enjoy parts but whenever anyone opens their dumb mouths it just brought me out of it. It's also extraordinarily pervasive even in inner monologue. There's o ...more
Adrianne Rutherford
I love Alex Wheatle so I might be a bit biased in my review but he is an amazing and talented author. I first read one of his books, East of Acre Lane when I was a teenager and his writing and name stuck with me to this day. Anyway moving onto Crongton Knights, its a follow on to Liccle bit which I have also reviewed here. The story follows Mckay, one of Liccle Bits close friends and tells his story of his troublesome brother Nesta (my favourite character), his always working father and his love ...more
Portia S
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic and really immersive.

I was inside's the protagonist's head, living among his thoughts.

At first it was a little jarring, but I started to connect what the lingo meant when aligned with context and repetition.

Hard drive- mind
Castle- house
Sex up- give food flavour
Fit- good looking
Bless Up- as in bless up my wallet, receive money

I really enjoyed this.

Good read.
Duncan Jones
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gem of a book. My book of the year.

I am late to the party but loved this book. This book main storyline is about a mission undertaken by Mckay and his bretherens. Friendship, girls, love, gangs, families, arguments are all covered. The dialogue sings off the pages - one of the best ya books I have read for years.

I will definitely try and get the other two books in the series.
Anna
Deserves all the praise and awards it's been getting and just as good as the first book in this series, Liccle Bit. My only (very minor) criticism is that I found the pace is a bit slow in the first half but once it picks up, it doesn't stop
Kim Howard
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I struggled with the language of this book to begin with, but that is my problem and not the author's. A good read, but the ending did make me wonder if a sequel may be in the offing.
Danushka Devinda
Alex Wheatle's "Crongton knights" is the winner of 2016 Guardian children's books prize. The story itself and the writing justify the selection and anybody who is reading this amazing young adult fiction will attest to that. This story is partly considered as a sequel to one of Wheatle's previous novels, lickle Bit, but the story is narrated through the point of view of Macay. When it comes to the using of language and the mood, there is a vast similarity between Crongton knights and The "Catche ...more
Snoakes
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won-or-blagged
Crongton Knights is about a group of teenagers going on a mission into an estate outside their ends to help a friend.

It's got a strong believable plot and well-defined characters. I've no idea if the speech and slang is how kids really speak, but I don't think that matters. Slang changes over time so it will date anyway, but friendships like these are universal and timeless - as is a good story. Most importantly it's about real people, people who live in council estates and tower blocks, single
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John
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted an easy read to relax with before going to sleep. This wasn't it

It was bloody brilliant. I read it one sitting.
The dialogue and language the whole way through was clever and authentic without seeming excessive or patronising. The characters were real and three dimensional. And Christ I haven't been that stressed reading in ages, at certain points I could hear my heart pounding in my ears. Loved it.
Angie-Leonie
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
That momemnt you read a book and you are actually transported to events in your life, this book gave me that moment and I'm happy for it. Mr Wheatle tells the best urban POV out there and never fails to tackle issues of racism/classism/sexisim and appropriate ebonics in a tale going right or wrong. 2nd book in a great series that I will be following for a while I'm sure. I borrowed a copy from the library, but recently brought the series for my local school library.
David Owen
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really great follow up to Liccle Bit, and arguably a stronger book. McKay is a great protagonist, and through his eyes there's always humour and love, even when things get really dark and desperate. There's nothing else in YA quite like these books. Here's hoping for more.
Lisa Busby
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really loved this book. The language is so vivid and wonderfully used and the characters are real. I especially like the main character who is warm and funny and kind but also has pain. A beautifully constructed story. Must read the first one (didn't know there was one before this).
Andrew Johnston
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it but I can't see many teenagers sticking with it because of the writing style.
Valerie Harewood
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The YA Book Prize...: Discussion - Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle 1 6 Mar 17, 2017 01:13PM  
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‘One of the most exciting writers of the black urban experience’ The Times

Alex Alphonso Wheatle MBE (3 January 1963) is an award winning black British novelist of Jamaican heritage and has been described as one of the UK’s most exciting writers.
Wheatle spent much of his childhood in a Surrey children's home. At sixteen he was a founder member of the Crucial Rocker sound system and his DJ name was
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Other books in the series

South Crongton Trilogy (3 books)
  • Liccle Bit
  • Straight Outta Crongton