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Double Cross

Written by Malorie Blackman

Part of the Noughts and Crosses Series

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Featured Books for 11+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks Romance / Relationship Stories

Thrilling and thoughtful, Double Cross adds a fourth instalment to Malorie Blackman’s acclaimed Noughts and Crosses sequence. Following in her parent’s footsteps, Callie Rose is determined to fight for equality between races and the kind of society she believes in. But violence from the past threatens to rob her of the future she craves while her friend Tobey is thrown off the course of his life by the escalating violence of the gang culture that surrounds him. A fast paced thriller, Double Cross also takes a thoughtful look at the escalating violence of contemporary society. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Double Cross Synopsis

Please see below for a video of 'Double Cross' by Felix Wiedemann created for The Book Video Awards 2009. Students of The National Film and Television School were asked to create Book trailers. The Award was sponsored by Play.com

Everyone assumes the bomb that killed Callie Rose's grandmother was the work of a nought terrorist. But Callie Rose knows the truth. Her boyfriend Tobey is worried about his own future. Tobey hopes to go to university, get a good job and leave the dangerous streets of his childhood behind. Then he is offered the chance to earn some ready money.

Double Cross Press Reviews

Few writers can sustain a plot as well as Malorie Blackman Sunday Telegraph

The danger of being sucked into and destroyed by this violent world is brilliantly handled by Blackman ... Blackman hangs an old story on a modern frame with terrific resonance Inis Blackman gets people, especially young adults, in all their tentativeness, determination and energy. She gets humanity as a whole, too. Most of all she writes a stonking good story Carousel

This is a highly intelligent thriller with important things to say, and once again the distance between Blackman's imagined world and present-day inner city is beautifully judged. It deserves, and will find, a wide teenage readership The School Librarian

It fizzes with strong emotion and grips with its authenticity, a highly-skilled piece of writing by a writer with all the right instincts ... Gutsy, spot-on and relevant ... and shocking too. A great read -- Phil Hewitt Chichester Observer

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ISBN: 9780141378671
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141378671
Publication date: 06/08/2009
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141378671
Publication date: 06/11/2008
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141378671
Publication date: 6th November 2008
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 464 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: Romance / Relationship Stories
Recommendations: eBooks

About Malorie Blackman

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. ...

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