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Sephy and Callum have been best friends since childhood, and now they are older and they realise they want more from each other. But the harsh realities of lives lived in a segregated society are beginning to take their toll: Callum is a nought--a second-class citizen in a world dominated by the Crosses--and Sephy is a Cross, and the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the country. The barriers they would have to cross to be together at first seem little more than minor obstacles to the two idealistic teenagers, but soon those barriers threaten not only their friendship but their lives.
Noughts and Crosses is written with the passion of an author who has a personal message about the perception of the past, present and future, and Blackman has used the clever device of turning preconceived ideas of racial prejudice upside down to make sure that her point is well and truly made. Deeply disturbing and totally absorbing this novel is intriguing from the outset, with a shocking climax that packs an unforgettable punch. (Age 11 and over) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Don't really understand the hype around this series. The concept is interesting but it's so badly written!Published 17 days ago by miss reader
Everyone should read this book. We might all be a bit more tolerant of each other and even respect and like one another for our differences.Published 21 days ago by patricia bowering
Malorie Blackman has really outdone herself with noughts and crosses. I felt like I was reading whole chapters in seconds and every other page sent shivers of joy, anger or just... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Andrew Gebbie
Loving it so far, reading along side my son for part of his homework. Good readPublished 26 days ago by SandraElliott
Excellent book by Malorie Blackman. It is really interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put the book down until I finished it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rita Ntim
I love the book and the series! I read them when I was in school a few years ago and I still love them.Published 1 month ago by Gamegirl19