Noughts and Crosses: Reader
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Noughts and Crosses: Reader

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Description

Callum is a nought - a second-class citizen; Sephy is a Cross. In their world, Noughts and Crosses don't mix. Can Callum and Sephy find a way to be together? In what has already become a modern classic, award-winning author Malorie Blackman tackles the issues of prejudice and racism in a way that will thoroughly engage and inspire students.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 135 x 204 x 25mm | 487g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0198328613
  • 9780198328612
  • 86,314

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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.
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Review quote

"An incredible novel that is as heart-rending as it is provocative." -"The Bookseller"
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35,787 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 49% (17,548)
4 32% (11,467)
3 13% (4,794)
2 4% (1,405)
1 2% (573)
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