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The best of the three,
This review is from: Checkmate: Book 3 (Noughts And Crosses) (Paperback)
Wonderful! A brilliant finale to a excellent series.
This book brought together all the issues previously covered in 'Noughts and Crosses' and 'Knife Edge'. And you do really need to read both these books to fully appreciate 'Checkmate'.
Sephy is now a young mum, caring for Callum's baby, Callie Rose. As a half nought (white), half Cross (black) child, life throws all the familiar problems at Callie Rose, in spite of the fact that time has moved on and some things have improved. Sephy still has hang-ups from her days with Callum and the tragic end to their love, and these have a devastating effect on the young child. Callum's evil brother, Jude, resurfaces, looking for revenge and even Meggie, Callum's mum, who homes Sephy and Callie Rose, has a mean streak that shows itself.
This final episode in the trilogy is a strong study of relationships and the effects of the characters' histories on their lives. It comes to a well structured, exciting climax, but leaving one or two unanswered questions.
A wonderful climax to an excellent trilogy.
Recommended for adults and older teenagers alike.