Noughts & Crosses

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 1, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 496 pages
Two star-crossed lovers fight for a more just world in this searing novel with a critically-acclaimed BBC series adaptation now streaming on NBCUniversal’s Peacock platform!

Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she’s lonely, and she burns with injustice at the world she sees around her.

Callum is a nought: pale-skinned and poor, he’s considered to be less than nothing, there to serve Crosses, but he dreams of a better life.

They’ve been friends since they were children, and they both know that’s as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies—love is out of the question.

Then—in spite of a world that is fiercely against them—these star-crossed lovers choose each other.

But it comes at a price and as they prepare to protect themselves and their love, they realize that the cost will lead both of them into terrible danger…and will have shocking repercussions for generations to come.

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User Review  - LysholGunnarson - LibraryThing

Interesting concept, south africa in the UK, in the Albion. Starts much better than ends. Fascinating how everything is compressed to two families. Read full review

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User Review  - TraceyMadeley - LibraryThing

This is the story of Callum and Sephy (Persephone). One white the other black, separated by the system on racist grounds. Black is the dominant race with the white minority suffering racial prejudice ... Read full review

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An award-winning British author and dramatist, Malorie Blackman is a major voice in children’s publishing, holding the post of Waterstones Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015. She is best known for her bestselling Noughts & Crosses series as well as Pig Heart Boy, Thief!, Cloud Busting, Boys Don’t Cry, and Chasing the Stars.

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