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Noughts & crosses / Malorie Blackman.

By: Blackman, Malorie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackman, Malorie. Noughts and Crosses: 1.Publisher: London : Corgi Children's, 2007Copyright date: ©2007Description: 478 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780552555708.Other title: Noughts and crosses.Contained works: Blackman, Malorie. Eye for an eye.Subject(s): Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction | Terrorism -- Juvenile fiction | Racism -- Juvenile fiction | Race discrimination -- Juvenile fiction | Racially mixed children -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction -- Juvenile fiction | First loves -- Juvenile fiction | Love in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Segregation in education -- Juvenile fiction | Social control -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: Young Adult
Contents:
Noughts & crosses -- An eye for an eye.
Partial contents: An eye for an eye. Originally published: 2003.
Paperback -Sephy 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. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools...Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger...
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.

Sephy 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. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?

In this gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel, black and white are right and wrong.

"Special new edition including "An eye for an eye"--Cover.

Followed by: Knife edge.

Noughts & crosses -- An eye for an eye.

Partial contents: An eye for an eye. Originally published: 2003.

Paperback -Sephy 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. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools...Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger...

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8-11-In this first volume of the series by British writer Malorie Blackman (S & S, 2005), the story opens on two childhood friends: Callum, a lower-class nought, and Sephy Hadley, a member of the privileged Crosses, England's ruling class. Noughts are white-skinned and Crosses are black. Callum's mother works for the Hadleys, and Sephy and Callum have practically grown up together. As teens, they fall deeply in love, but in this alternative English world, noughts and Crosses do not mix. As Callum and Sephy move painfully towards the sad and terrible realization that they can never be together, they struggle futilely against the forces threatening to tear them apart. While their families and friends drive the two lovers apart, Callum and Sephy's unshakeable devotion to each other remains a beacon throughout the story. Indeed, it is the only shard of light in this relentless tale of star-crossed love. Expertly read by two stage actors, Syan Blake and Paul Chequer, the story is told in brief alternating scenes. The pair deliver a gripping performance set against the backdrop of segregation, racism, and terrorism. While this is not a tragedy for the fainthearted, the production will appeal to fans of taut drama and gripping suspense.-Celeste Steward, Alameda County Library, Fremont, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

(High School) In the mirror-image but recognizably British world of Noughts & Crosses, dark-skinned ""Cross"" Sephy lives a life of wealth and privilege while her best friend, Callum, a light-skinned ""nought,"" struggles to escape his social, intellectual, and financial impoverishment. An accelerating sense of menace, seething racial tensions, and doomed love climax when a bomb explodes in a shopping center, with fatal consequences. Blake's portrayal of Sephy's transformation from giggly innocent to anguished questioner is accomplished, while Chequer steeps Callum's words in a painful brew of rage, terror, and resignation. Despite a few glitches (one highly audible flip of a page; occasional confusion over who is speaking), this is a gripping production, one that will provoke both strong emotions and interesting discussions. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.