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The terrific sequel to Noughts and Crosses and continues the story of Sephy and Callum and their families. Full of mystery, suspense, romance and even murder, you’ll go through numerous different emotions when you read it but in the end you will be throughly satisfied though desperate to read the last in the trilogy Checkmate.
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?
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 Carousel
|Publication date:||30th June 2005|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
A World Book Day Author 2019 | Children's Laureate 2013-2015 Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books for children and young adults. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (JayZ's entertainment company) curating and releasing the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children's Laureate. ...More About Malorie Blackman