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Knife Edge

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WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES ...Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father ...Jude is a Nought. Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered ...Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides? A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 300g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552548928
  • 9780552548922
  • 14,472

Review quote

"It is really a cautionary tale about choice and the danger of nursing anger. This makes it a humane story that will help the cause of tolerance ... It is written with passion, does not condescend and will appeal to teenagers who want to understand grown-up emotions" The Sunday Times "Relentless in its pace ... Devastatingly powerful" Guardian "The story never flags, and characters develop ... I repeatedly looked up from the pages, thinking "What would I do?" and this is the redeeming strength of Knife Edge - its moral heft" Daily Telegraph "Malorie Blackman is writing a disturbing trilogy that should be read because it is important. And a gripping yarn as well" School Librarian "Noughts & Crosses was brilliant and this sequel is as good, if not better ... The reader is forced to confront issues of racism in our society in a unique way ... but this is incidental as the tale is so compelling" Carouselshow more

About Malorie Blackman

MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.show more

Review Text

"Noughts & Crosses was brilliant and this sequel is as good, if not better . . . The reader is forced to confront issues of racism in our society in a unique way . . . but this is incidental as the tale is so compelling"show more

Back cover copy

WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES . . . Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father ... Jude is a nought. Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered ... Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides? A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts & Crosses trilogy. 'A powerful story of race and prejudice' SUNDAY TIMES 'Every bit as exciting and intelligently written as one would expect . . . both moving and thought-provoking' OBSERVER 'Supercharged' SCOTTISH SUNDAY HERALD ONLY SUITABLE FOR OLDER READERSshow more

Rating details

11,914 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (4,723)
3 20% (2,416)
2 4% (430)
1 1% (84)
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