Book Information| Nought and Crosses (Noughts and Crosses #1/4) by Malorie Blackman

Noughts and Crosses Book Cover Noughts and Crosses
Noughts and Crosses #1/4
Malorie Blackman
Children's stories
Corgi Childrens
2002
Audio Book
446
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FCBG Children’s Book Award (2002), Sheffields Children's Book of the Year (2002), Wirral Children’s Paperback of the Year Award (2003), Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year Award (2002), Fantastic Fiction Award (2004) North East Teenage Book Award Nominee (2002), Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera independiente (2009)
Callum McGregor, Persephone 'Sephy' Hadley
Knife Edge,
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Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. 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. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together? In this gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel, black and white are right and wrong.