A must-have for all YA fans, Noughts and Crosses has been voted one of the UK’s best-loved books by legendary author Malorie Blackman. A modern classic, Noughts and Crosses is a love story that meets shocking outcomes and faces bitter enemies. Cleverly written from two perspectives, Noughts and Crosses shows the views from main characters Callum and Sephy’s (Persephone) who are both from completely different worlds. There are five novels in the Noughts and Crosses collection in total, each one a fantastic a different read with young adults will enjoy. Described as ground breaking and phenomenal, Noughts and Crosses explains how the population is divided into two. he white Noughts are second-class citizens, and the black Crosses are highly-revered and perceived as the superior race. 15-year-old Callum is a Nought, and his best friend, Sephy, as well as being a Cross, is also the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country. The story focuses on their relationship, which is frowned upon by society, and explores the discrimination they encounter at every turn. Covering some of society’s everyday issues, Noughts and Crosses is a clever and compelling story about love and friendship, as well as tackling issues of prejudice and stereotypes.
Titles in This Set
- Noughts & Crosses
- Knife Edge
- Double Cross
Double Cross (Noughts & Crosses)
Tobey wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few 'deliveries', just this once, would it hurt to say 'yes'?
Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses)
Sephy, Rose's mother, has told her virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage, and becomes determined to find out more. As Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger.
Noughts And Crosses (Noughts & Crosses)
A gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel set in a world where black and white are right and wrong. This special edition includes 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE', a stunning novella that continues the tale. 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 the the bomb explodes...
Knife Edge (Noughts & Crosses)
Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father - Callum. Eaten up with bitterness, Callum's brother Jude, blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered. Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge.
Crossfire (Noughts & Crosses)
Years have passed since the love between Sephy - a Cross - and Callum - a Nought - destroyed their world and changed their families and society forever.
Society appears to be very different now. For the first time ever, a Nought Prime Minister - Tobey Durbridge - is in power. Race and class don't divide people anymore. But things are never really that easy.
Because Tobey's just been framed for murder, and the only way to free himself is to turn to his oldest friend - Callie-Rose.
Their families divisions run deep, and when two young people are kidnapped, their lives and everything they've fought for are put in the firing line.
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