Noughts & Crosses - Noughts and Crosses (Paperback)Malorie Blackman (author)
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'Stop it! You're all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'
Sephy is a Cross: 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: 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
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
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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