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Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

The books in the Noughts and Crosses series are books you just cannot put down.

In this the first book of four, Malorie creates an amazing and unfair setting for her characters to live in.

An incredibly immense and emotive tale of two children – a nought (white) and a cross (black) – trying to be together in a world where noughts and crosses just don’t mix.

Here is what the dust – jacket says: Callum is a nought – a second-class citizen in a world run by the ruling Crosses….
Sephy is a Cross, daughter of one of the most powerful men in the country…..
In their world, noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. And as hostility turns to violence, can Callum and Sephy possibly find a way to be together? They are determined to try.
And then the bomb explodes …..

This is a gripping and totally absorbing novel set in a world where black and white are right and wrong
‘Will linger in the mind long after it has been read’ OBSERVER
‘Dramatic, moving and brave’ GUARDIAN
‘Flawlessly placed’ THE TIMES
‘Intelligent, emotional and imaginatively wicked’ BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH