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Noughts and crosses by Malorie Blackman

Sephy is a Cross — a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought — a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum — a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book has been on my TBR for a while now but I don’t know why I waited so long to actually read it. I enjoyed this book so much. I loved the way that it flipped racism on it’s head and changed the way we see the world. It is really thought provoking and is hard hitting, particularly with the relationship between Sephy and Callum. I felt for Sephy because she was trying to show that class didn’t matter to her but to noughts it seemed like she felt like she was better than them and was trying to put them in their place. Even Callum started to believe this eventually. Callum became the person he did because he felt it was the only way, that no matter what he did he would always been seen as nothing. I was also drawn to this book because it was told by both characters. I will definitely be reading the other books in the series.

Have you read noughts and crosses? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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