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Noughts & Crosses Alternate Cover Edition Of ASIN B0031RS5YCSephy 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.


10 thoughts on “Noughts & Crosses

  1. says:

    I ve tried to write this review a few times, with articulate choice of words, a structure, intelligent observations and supporting facts to back me up But I found voicing my feelings about this book difficult So I gave up And now I m just gonna wing it.First thing s first Malorie Blackman s Noughts and Crosses absolutely broke me in all ways a reader can be broken I was walking around trying to enjoy my time in the ever spectacular show that is Times Square but found my mind retreating back to my hotel room yearning for Callum and Sephy I sympathized with them at the Met, I cried for them at Central Park and I hoped with them in all the places in betweennow I understand why you should only read happy books while on vacation Serious.This is the story of Callum and Sephy Callum is white and a nought Sephy is black and a Cross Noughts are second rate citizens Crosses are the ruling class There is a very strict, very clear divide between the two groups But Callum and Sephy are in love and they try to fight against the enduring tide that is race and prejudice Justice and oppression What we feel is rightfully ours and what society say is rightfully ours Self conviction and the labels tha...


  2. says:

    Dear God, please let him have heard me Please.Please.If you re up there.Somewhere Holy fucking hell What What was this book Noughts and Crosses is a hands down 5 starer If I m allowed I wouldn t give it a half a star less than a 100.Can anyone please answer this question How do you even go about reviewing this book How do you even God, how are you even in a condition to speak after reading this My bed is a snotty mess right now and I can t seem to be able to able to stop bawling my eyes out.This is my condition after having finished reading Noughts and Crosses My emotions are not letting me gather my thoughts hence I ll just write few things which I can remember off the top of my head and then shut up and go away in search of another box of tissues.First of all, Callum and Sephy guys I ADORE you I really really do Just know that I love you two So much I love you both with my life.The issue which Noughts and Crosses tackles is one that I can most connect to, or lets say I m most familiar with Noughts the whites, and Crosses the blacks are not supposed to intermingle Crosses are the dominating one where all the power lies Noughts are weaker ones You ll find at least I did that these terms the Noughts and the Crosses are nothing but substitutes for the others that you can easily witness in the real life if you take a closer look at the society today For example, in India it could be like any two castes the Hindus and the Muslims, or even th...


  3. says:

    This book is just wow,definitely A.I was hooked from the start by the gripping story and complex relationship between Callum and Sephy,I didn t want to put the book down because it was soooo good.I completely fell in love with the idea of Callum and Sephy together despite all the set backs and difficulties they had to face.The whole story is fantastic as there s never a dull moment and you really feel for the characters because the writing is amazing.The end just killed me and left me heart broken and was definitely unexpected.The added extract of An Eye For An Eye is a great addition as it gives insight into Jude and Minerva characters and is a exciting but tense follow up to ...


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    I started reading this, and after sitting down twice to try to read it, I had to put it down.I ve read up a bit on it, and I can totally understand why people think this book is amazing some things that happen l...


  5. says:

    This may have been the first YA dystopia I ever read The genre has gone through many changes since then but this book continues to stick in my mind as one which cemented my love for it It s an old tale of forbidden romance but avoi...


  6. says:

    So I ve finally made myself finish this book I had real high expectations, seeing all the 5 star reviews and wow s What a let down I ve never been any good at writing book reviews so excuse me if this doesn t come across how I want it too One word i would use to describe this book. Flat It had no depth and it just felt rushed and really, it was quite boring The characters were really two dimensional and it was near impossible for me to care about what happened to them, i couldn t even dredge up any emotion for the last chapter Also, where was this supposed romance One minute they were friends, the next they were declaring love, having sex wtf was with that anyway He had just kidnapped her but still she lays down with him and making a baby Just stupid, there was no believable lead up to all this When I read a good book I can envision it in my head, create my own little movie if you like, but this is the only book I ve ever ...


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    You expect me to review this book Me You re surely new here My reviews are and this book isOK fine.Let s see.Well, for a start, I can t say anything about the plot I read this book not knowing anything than what the synopsis told me and that is the best way to go into this book The only thing you need to know about the plot is that it has one And it s absolutely outstanding.This book is so powerful and completely unforgettable The writing is magnificent The world building is incredible And the characters and the relationships between them are some of the most brilliantly constructed ones that I have ever read.And the plot twists I can t stop thinking about them I honestly can t remember another book I have recently that has given me the gut wrenching No no.no, they re not going to do that They won t Will they They can t Can they feeling that this book gave me I never saw it coming and I still don t want to believe Actually, I refuse to believe it.Yep.So there, Ms Blackman.I m not doing a very good job here, am I Are you convinced ...


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    3 4 stars, what s the difference I just started bawling as I added the quotes, so clearly I m unreliable I held out my hands and she put hers in mine, looking at me ruefully Love was like an avalanche, with Sephy and I hand in hand racing like hell to get out of its way only instead of running away from it, we kept running straight toward it. Sohmmmyeah This book is an asshole Seriously What the ever loving fuck, I mean, REALLY Fucking REALLY I wouldn t take much stock in my rating because I don t know what to rate this I don t know how to rate this And, most importantly, I don t know what I feel This book is what I m going to call a Blur Rating It s a new thing, join me, will you I just decided last night I need a shelf for my blur ratings since they seem to be happening often than not, lately I am angry I am livid I am upset I don t know what to think I am crushed.I ve finally figured it out I m dead I died a long time ago, woke up in hell and didn t even realize CallumThe beginning of this book started out with a bang It was clear that our two main characters were never going to be able to be together and live peacefully He is a naught, she is a cross A cross is high society, a naught is lo...


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    After Blackman was announced as one of the writers on the new series of Doctor Who, I really wanted to read one of her novels so that I could get a feel for her work.As her episode is going to focus on Rosa Parker s and the constant theme of this book was race and segregation, I ended up getting even of a gasp on what her episode might be like than I originally expected.This book was just so incredible Set in an alternate universe where dark skinned people known as crosses are the superior race.The story follows teenagers Sephy a Cross and Callum a Nought who struggle to understand why they have to be segregated.The story narrative switches between the two perspectives as both make sense of the world they live in, I found the scene were Callum is questioning why there s no references to any noughts in the school curriculum just so powerful.I really liked both characters and was really rooting for it to work out...


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    Reading this, I read about a quarter of it I suppose, I thought say it was written by someone white from the opposite point of view, that is whites are on top and pushing their agenda, and they wrote in this very I came top of English and joined a writing circle kind of way, would we still praise it Or are we being all white liberal and this book is kind of helping us say mea culpa and the author is very, very cynically playing on that And I know it s all about we can overcome prejudice and just share the love together, but to me that is not the underlying agenda of the book at all That s just the hookYou may have a totally different opinion and disagree with every word I have written above I respect that, and am happy for discussions You might even change my mind But, don t troll meThe rest of this is about me, you might not want to bother reading it view spoiler On the island I live on, when I arrived there were about 6,000 people, not poor, nice place to live, very difficult to get to and everyone said hello when you passed them on the street It became very wealthy quite quickly and the government gave many scholarships for the bright young things who wanted to go to historically black African American universities in the US Some of them were staff working before college, and they wer...