Noughts & Crosses - Noughts And Crosses (Paperback)Malorie Blackman (author)
Sephy is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought - a 'colourless' member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. But that's as far as it can go. Against a background of prejudice, distrust and mounting terrorist violence, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger...
Children’s Laureate from 2013–15 Malorie Blackman has written more than sixty books and alongside being a Waterstones reader’s favourite, is one of the most influential children’s writers writing today.
'An inspired take on Romeo and Juliet, Blackman's absorbing but alarming novel deals with themes of racism and prejudice without ever coming across as didactic. Unforgettable' The Independent
'This epic tome packs some powerful political punches to which readers will undoubtedly respond. But Blackman never compromises the story, which is dramatic, moving and brave' The Guardian
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 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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“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
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
“Wanted to love it but just couldn't”
I so desperately wanted to enjoy this book but it just didn't work for me. Noughts and Crosses is a classic of teen dystopian fiction, but I feel has dated terribly. Readers used to the fast pace and brutal... More
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