Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.

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?

“Just remember, Callum when you’re floating up and up in your bubble, that bubbles have a habit of bursting. The higher you climb, the further you have to fall.”

Review ★★★★★

I am speechless… How.. Like… what???? How’s someone even supposed to review this book???

This book.. The plot..

This book is the first one of the Noughts & crosses series, there are 4 in total.
I have lent this book from my library as I didn’t knew whether I would like it or not, but I am definitely buying every single book of this series and I will spend every last tear in my body on these.

I cannot say enough how much I absolutely loved this book, and I just know that the story of Sephy and Callum  will stay with me for a very very long time.

More information

Author: Malorie Blackman
Genre: YA, Romance
Publication date: August 8th 2006
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Published by Céline Désiront