Noughts & Crosses - Noughts and Crosses (Paperback)
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'Unforgettable' Guardian

'Stop it! You're all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'

Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she's lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around her.

Callum is a nought: pale-skinned and poor, he's considered to be less than nothing - a blanker, there to serve Crosses - but he dreams of a better life.

They've been friends since they were children, and they both know that's as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies - love is out of the question.

Then - in spite of a world that is fiercely against them - these star-crossed lovers choose each other.

But this is love story that will lead both of them into terrible danger . . . and which will have shocking repercussions for generations to come.

Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic.

'The most original book I've ever read' Benjamin Zephaniah

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141378640
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Blackman's absorbing but alarming novel deals with themes of racism and prejudice...Unforgettable * Independent *
Stimulating and emotionally satisfying * Financial Times *
A gritty read for older children . . . At times this is a beautiful love story; at other times it is a harrowing and moral tale... * Bookseller *
Packs some powerful political punches...But Blackman never compromises the story, which is dramatic, moving and brave * Guardian *
Inter-racial teenage love has never been more painful -- Amanda Craig * The Times *

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“A good strong message!”

Review: I had this novel sitting on my shelf for a long time and in the end I decided to borrow the audiobook from the library just so that I could read it on a long car journey I had to make. I have to admit I'd... More

Paperback edition
19th March 2014
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“Beautiful”

Well worth reading, it is so beautiful and sad and extremely hard to put down!!!
I loved Blackman's big switch as it made reading the book even more intriguing than expected.
A definite must, and it's not... More

Paperback edition
30th July 2013
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“brilliant”

I have been searching for a god book for ages and I couldn't put this one down! Absolutely gripping u live the way Blackman writes from the different characters points of view it gives a great overview of the... More

Paperback edition
24th August 2013
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