Noughts and crosses by Malorie Blackman~review
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.
'Dear God, please let him have heard me, please, please. If you're up there somewhere'
This book takes place in a world where Crosses(The Blacks) are racist against the Noughts(The Whites). The Crosses aren't supposed to integrate with the Noughts, it's frowned upon. The Crosses are superior, the Noughts are inferior, they simply can not mix. So when the daughter of a famous Cross mixes with a nought, you can imagine what happens.
Sephy and Callum have been best friends since they can remember, they have always been part of each other's lives. But, Sephy loves Callum and Callum loves Sephy. Callum's family are involved with the terrorist organisation the 'Liberation Militia'. When the organisation plants a bomb and someone from Callum's family is charged with the offence, Sephy and Callum are left to pick up the pieces.
First off, i absolutely adored both Callum and Sephy, they where both very strong characters and i immediately grew attached to them.
When reading this book, i was a mess, always sobbing, always smiling. The death of Lynette and Ryan left me devastated, and then to top it off the ending just ruined me.
WOW,What a book. I love this book. I must read knife edge as soon as possible.
I'd recommend this book to everyone and anyone.
Thank you for reading,