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Double Cross

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** NOUGHTS & CROSSES IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR NEW BBC TV SERIES **

'Blackman "gets" people . . . she "gets" humanity as a whole, too' Guardian

Just this once. Just this once and no more, I promise.
Please let me get away with it just this once . . .

Tobey wants a better life - for him and for Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the violent gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some extra money, how much could it hurt to just this once say 'yes'?

Callie Rose knows all about the danger of saying 'yes'. She knows about terrible mistakes, and violence and family feuds, and the fierce divide between Noughts and Crosses.

And knowing so much about the past makes her afraid for her future.

Because sometimes, one little bad decision can change everything . . .

'Powerful'
Sunday Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 319g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141378670
  • 9780141378671
  • 92,332

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Inter-racial teenage love has never been more painful -- Amanda Craig * The Times * Packs some powerful political punches...But Blackman never compromises the story, which is dramatic, moving and brave * Guardian * A gritty read for older children . . . At times this is a beautiful love story; at other times it is a harrowing and moral tale... * Bookseller * Stimulating and emotionally satisfying * Financial Times * Blackman's absorbing but alarming novel deals with themes of racism and prejudice...Unforgettable * Independent *
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About Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children's Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.
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8,251 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (2,864)
3 18% (1,489)
2 4% (340)
1 1% (79)
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