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Ok, but my least favourite of the series...
on 21 January 2015
I absolutely ADORE the 'Noughts and Crosses' series, thus, I was very excited to read the conclusion to the series. I liked it because it dealt with serious issues and I just love Malorie Blackman's style of writing, I find it to be profoundly absorbing. However, I disliked the book because it didn't follow the switch-between-lots-of-different-characters-so-you-understand-various-points-of-view structure of the previous books, which was disappointing. I mean, sure, it was a bit switchy near the beginning but then- Spoiler Alert - Callie Rose falls into a coma for, like, the rest of the book, so from then on, Tobey tells the whole story. I didn't like this because I did not identify with him at all, and at times, found his narrative downright dull. The novel did not deal with sensitive issues like the other books, but rather, was almost entirley focused on violence and guns, which I felt appealed to a more male audience, but it didn't appeal to me. All in all, a slightly disappointing ending to a brilliant series.