Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 - Noughts And Crosses (Paperback)
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Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 - Noughts And Crosses (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 08/08/2006
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You're a Nought and I'm a Cross and there's nowhere for us to be, nowhere for us to go where we'd be left in peace...That's why I started crying. That's why I couldn't stop. For all the things we might've had and all the things we're never going to have. 

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: Random House Children's Publishers UK
ISBN: 9780552555708
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 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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