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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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This is a cleverly crafted novel, and although it does not have the same impact as Noughts and Crosses, it’s still a very tense and dramatic story that grips you and vheckmate you reading. Sephy takes a pregnancy test, which reveals she is pregnant with Callum’s child. So Sephy became a lot like Jasmine. Years later, Sephy returns home from Chivers.

Why does she make me cry so bloody much!

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L rated it really liked it. View all 4 comments. Noughts And Crosses Pack, 4 Books. Looking for beautiful books? Showing of 11 reviews. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? On the day of Callum’s hanging, he asks his guard, Jack, to deliver a letter to Sephy personally. The story is told through the past and present where we get a glimpse into Callie’s Roses upbringing and how Sephy struggles to tell her about her father.

A wonderful conclusion to this thought-provoking and emotional trilogy revolving around equality and prejudice. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. She meets Jaxon, a hot-tempered man with a band, the Midges.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. An fantastic book 3 to the Noughts and Crosses series Mar 07, Lauren rated it really liked it.


Sephy feels an unusual tummy bug come on. I was expecting something a lot deeper but instead I got sort of a “and they lived happily ever after the end” kind of thing which really didn’t suit the style of the jalorie.

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The first book was so amazing and original that I think Blackman could never write another one to compare. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Retrieved 21 August Plus half of the characters annoyed me when they definitely shouldn’t have. Did she think that Callie would never find out?

But her father’s family has a complicated history – one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. I absolutely LOVE this book!

Sephy decides, for Meggie’s sake, to give Jude a false checomate for Cara’s death. His whole hatred towards the way things were stemmed from him not being able to continue getting his education after getting a glimpse of it and loving it more than anything while he had it. This is an original, intelligent, perceptive and though-provoking series of books — and whilst squarely aimed at the Young Adult market, it clearly transcends the restrictive boundaries of that genre.

Dan ends up on the run. I couldn’t believe what an awful mother Sephy turned out to be. He shouts back, ‘I love you too’. Can the future ever erase the past? Of course, she has her reasons for both of these issues, misguided though they may be, but for most of the book I was angry and disappointed at her. Bg could think back to noughts and crosses when reading this letter!


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Blackman is unequivocally malori when it comes to creating such characters. She meets her Uncle Jude, who is still consumed with rage and wants to use her for his own revenge. I particularly like how it was portrayed with Callie Rose who was experiencing prejudice from both sides, making her feel very confused about her place in the world. Contemporary Authors British Council: Im so glad that I allready have the next one waiting in my 2be read pile.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Our main character from the first book, Sephy is back and she has had a daughter, Callie Rose whom she is raising by herself with the help of her mother and Callie’s father’s mother.

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Sephy tells Callum that she had seen Andrew, without knowing his identity, in her house maloroe Kamal, which shows that Andrew is a government informer. The Best Books of Review Text “A perfect end to an important and thought-provoking trilogy” show more.

But it would be a lie. I just cant put it down once I have started to read it, it is amazing.

Rose is faced with prejudice and judgement, and is left a very confused child. Sephy takes advantage of the confusion to flee.