Noughts and Crosses (Noughts & Crosses Trilogy)

Noughts and Crosses (Noughts & Crosses Trilogy)

by Malorie Blackman (Author)

Synopsis

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 ...

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Published: 08 Aug 2006

ISBN 10: 0552555703
ISBN 13: 9780552555708
Children’s book age: 12+ Years
Book Overview: The first novel in this award-winning sequence about racism set in an alternate reality.

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 *
Author Bio
Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) curating and releasing the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children's Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.