Crossfire: Exclusive Edition - Noughts and Crosses (Paperback)Malorie Blackman (author)
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 and Callum return in a blistering new novel that finds our protagonists all grown up but the dystopian world they inhabit still casting a shadow on their relationship. A mature, intelligent addition to a seminal sequence.
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2019
Exclusive Edition with red sprayed edges - A Standard Edition is available here
Crossfire is the long-awaited new novel in legendary author Malorie Blackman's ground-breaking Noughts & Crosses series.
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 Books Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
'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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“Disappointed! This does not hold up to the other books”
I was excited to read this when it first came out, but once I finished it, I found myself disappointed.
Let me focus on the positive first, the book was gripping and I found myself wanting to read more but I still... More
“After so many years, still fascinating.”
Is it as good as the original Noughts & Crosses series? No. But then I'm not the target age for that series either now, compared with when I read them originally, so if I read back over them now, I'd... More
With the first Nought Prime Minister about to be elected, tensions are running high in the Noughts and Crosses world. However, what secrets will some hide to stay in power and at what cost?
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