Crossfire: Signed Bookplate Edition - Noughts and Crosses (Hardback)Malorie Blackman (author)
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Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series was one of the foundational texts of the Young Adult literature boom and now, over a decade after Double Cross, Sephy returns in a blistering new novel that finds her all grown up but with the dystopian world that she inhabits still casting a shadow over her life. A mature, intelligent addition to a seminal sequence.
Signed Bookplate Edition with Noughts & Crosses endpapers, head and tail bands.
A paperback edition is available here
Thirty-four years have passed since Sephy Hadley - a Cross - first met Callum McGregor - a nought. Their love was forbidden, powerful - and deadly.
Life is seemingly very different now for noughts and Crosses - including for Sephy and Callum's families. But old wounds from the past are hard to heal, and when you're playing a game as dangerous as they are, it won't be long before someone gets caught in the crossfire.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
‘This may be the fifth novel in the sequence, but razor-sharp commentary on current events – from the far-right to race and media bias – makes it as relevant as ever.’ - The Guardian
'Malorie Blackman returns to the world of Noughts and Crosses…complex family dynamics and the corrupting influence of power drive a thrilling, twisting plot told through a series of flashbacks.' - The Observer
'Fast-paced drama will resonate with the interent-era teens... Rich in moral and social issues, this fifth book in the series is devastating about racial attitudes and tantalisingly inconclusive.' - The Sunday Times
'Blackman's absorbing but alarming novel deals with themes of racism and prejudice... Unforgettable.' - Independent
'Packs some powerful political punches...But Blackman never compromises the story, which is dramatic, moving and brave.' - The Guardian
Praise for Noughts & Crosses:
'The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be.' - Stormzy
'The most original book I've ever read.' - Benjamin Zephaniah
'Blackman "gets" people... she "gets" humanity as a whole, too.' - The Guardian
'Powerful.' - The Sunday Times
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