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Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman

Penguin Books Ltd
Paperback / softback 496 pages

198 x 129 xmm
2nd May 2019
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** SOON TO BE A MAJOR NEW BBC TV SERIES **'Unforgettable' Guardian'Stop it! You're all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she's lonely, and 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 - a blanker, 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 this is love story that will lead both of them into terrible danger . . . and which will have shocking repercussions for generations to come.Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic.'The most original book I've ever read' Benjamin Zephaniah


Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, which is currently in production for the BBC. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. Between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children's Laureate.

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