Noughts & Crosses

Noughts & Crosses

eBook - 2014
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An electrifying, bittersweet love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet , set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. Adapted from Malorie Blackman's best-selling novels. Sephy (a Cross) is the daughter of the Deputy Prime Minister. Callum is the son of a Nought agitator. United by a shared sense of injustice as children, and separated by intolerance as they grow up, their desire to be together begins to eclipse all family loyalty ? sparking a political crisis of unimaginable proportions. 'I wanted to turn society as we know it on its head, with new names for the major divisions, i.e. Noughts (the underclass) and Crosses (the majority, ruling society)' - Malorie Blackman 'Dominic Cooke's excellent adaptation... a dark, politically unsentimentalised story about teenage love transcending the barriers in a deeply divided society... heart-rending' - Independent
Publisher: [S.I.] : Nick Hern Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781780011387
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Cooke, Dominic
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Aug 14, 2014

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ReedahH
May 07, 2017

If i were to rate this book, I would give it a solid 5. The plot was ok, a sort of Romeo and Juliet love story with a theme about racism. There were some nice statements about racism and prejudice but it definitely was not amazing. A lot of moments were lacking and understated. (SPOILERS) Like when Cullum joins a terrorist group, the justification behind it was very...dull and simple.
Nothing in the book was really extraordinary.
Maybe I just found it too 'cheesy' and cliché.

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jacksonsgf
Aug 14, 2014

This book shows how much discrimination can twist and plague so many things, from not learning about black (or in the book's case, white) explorers in schools, to unjust incarceration. It flips the script of the world and I wish everyone would read this, especially with the Ferguson shootings/constitution violations. Racism didn't end when slavery was abolished, just like misogyny and sexism didn't when women were considered "persons", but educating yourself is the first and one of the most important steps. To my fellow Crosses: do not turn a blind eye on what is still happening to the noughts. Be an ally, and don't you dare use racism as a card you can play on the daily. To the noughts: I can't say anything, except that I'm trying to make it different.

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Rita214
Jan 13, 2010

One of the most amazing books I have ever read in my entire life. I could barely put the book down. I was completely into it, I told everyone about it and now that I've finished reading it, I just want to read it over and over again. Absolutely recommended. This book is a masterpiece, and it really shows how horrible racism can be. And it can come from anyone, towards anyone. This book was exceptional and if I could, I would give it ten thousand stars out of five because it truly deserves it and I really think everyone should read this book. (Rita, 16)

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