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Noughts & Crosses

Noughts & Crosses

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, dist... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141378640
Barcode 9780141378640
Published 19 June 2017 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Blackman, Malorie
Series Noughts and Crosses
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ISBN-13 9780141378640
ISBN-10 0141378646
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 19 June 2017
International Publication Date 6 April 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Blackman, Malorie
Series Noughts and Crosses
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Teenage Romance
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 319g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 731281

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.

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