'Devastatingly powerful' Guardian
No one could begin to guess at the depth of the hatred I held for Sephy Hadley. Everything began with her and my brother. And that’s how it would end.
Where there has been love, now there is hate.
Two families have been shattered by the divided and violent society they live in.
Sephy Hadley – a Cross, supposedly powerful and privileged – has bound herself forever to her nought lover Callum McGregor’s family.
But Jude McGregor blames Sephy for all the tragedies his family has suffered. And he is determined to force her to take sides, and destroy her life . . . just like she destroyed his. . .
Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic.
'Moving and thought-provoking' Observer
Blackman's absorbing but alarming novel deals with themes of racism and prejudice...Unforgettable
Stimulating and emotionally satisfying
A gritty read for older children . . . At times this is a beautiful love story; at other times it is a harrowing and moral tale...
Packs some powerful political punches...But Blackman never compromises the story, which is dramatic, moving and brave
Inter-racial teenage love has never been more painful
The enduring appeal of the Noughts and Crosses series.