Voted as one of the UK’s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. Checkmate [Malorie Blackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a. ‘Another emotional hard-hitter’ Sunday Times My name is Callie Rose. My mum is a Cross – one of the so-called ruling dad was a Nought. My dad was.

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These books would be perfect for a book club because there are endless issues you can talk about. Now post emancipation, it is the non-black population who are distinctly disadvantaged and impoverished in this alternative future society which is ruled and controlled by the dominating blacks Crosses.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Overall, as always with this series, I loved the book. View all 9 checkmatte. An attempt to provoke thought and to revisit the absurdities of a society ies run along lines on racial disadvantagement and the domination of one ethnic group or groups in society by another controlling ethnic almost always white group. The novella gives an insight into the events of Knife Edge.

As for the message that “We should be with the people we love! Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sephy then blackmah Nathan, the owner of the restaurant in which she sings, and the two start a relationship.

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I am really intrigued to see where the next and final book will go. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Choices make us who we truly are and this book takes one splintered family and shows how each one makes choices to survive – but is there more to life than just survival? Unfortunately, I have to say the books get less amazing as the series progresses. There didn’t seem to be any motivation for her actions.

Ive only been reading it for 2days and nearly at the end! Views Read Edit View history. It follows Callie Rose, the daughter of Sephy and Callum, as she grows up and discovers her disturbing past.

As Callie grows up and finds out that the ones closest to her have been lying she grows bitter and decides to follow Jude in his checkmwte, even though her heart really isn’t in it. Because at least she was here to hate me.

We meet Sephy again, but this time she’s older and some what damaged by her past and finds it difficult to love again.

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Callum says in the letter he greatly wishes that he had been able to stay bby Sephy, as he loved her so much. Books by Malorie Blackman. To view it, click here. He also tells Sephy to keep his past secret from their child.

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He realised that he could and in fact did love a cross for who she was and her being a cross didn’t contribute to her personally. There’s another book and the blurb for that book also confuses me I highly recommend not reading the blurb for ‘Doublecross’.


After Kamal denies that she maloie his granddaughter, Jude, now the General of the LM, exploits her anger to groom her to become bj suicide bomber.

They are victims, yes, but Blackman does not serve us blackmqn that deserve or need only sympathy. But there is one key difference: Because they do not, for one second, choose willingly what they’re called to do. I believe I didn’t enjoy the book as much because Callum my favorite character was no longer in the series. The story ends with a newspaper cutting announcing the birth of their child, Callie Rose, with an announcement from Sephy that her daughter will take her father’s surname of McGregor.

I loved how she crafted and developed all her characters throughout the books, especially Jude and Sephy. Sephy and Callie Rose resume their relationship after Jasmine traps them in her wine cellar so that they sort things out.