Malorie Blackman

Double Cross
  • Double Cross

  • Malorie Blackman

    '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

MALORIE BLACKMAN was the Children's Laureate between 2013-2015, and has written over sixty books. She is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers, and 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, and in 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and in 2013 she topped the Powerlist, a list of the UK's most influential black figures. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'.