Written on: 02/04/2011
I have just finished reading this book yesterday and I've enjoyed it so much I thought it deserved a reveiw.
Malorie Blackman is a truly amazing writer who has written a truly amazing novel that I will never forget. Callum is a nought boy (white) and Sephy is a cross (black). In there world, which I must say is obscenley cruel, Noughts & Crosses purely cannot mix in any way, shape or form. But they're good friends. Very good friends. Crosses have a luxury life, just like Sephy does. Her dad is famous, and she has lots of freinds and money. One thing she is missing is her family bond though. Callum, he's pretty poor. A luxury to him is orange juice at dinner time. But he's close with his family, particually with his sister Lynette Mcgregor.
Then a bomb in the shopping centre happened, and life pretty much can't get much worse for niether of them. Callum's dad gets the blame, as he takes the blame for his son Jude. Callums sister commits suicide, his dad gets put in prison and later on tries to escape and well, fails. His brother goes missing and his mum is in pieces.
Sephy is hated, as people know her & Callum are in love. So she goes to move to a boarding school. She delivers a letter to Callum before she leaves, asking if they can run away togtether. But Callum is leaving himself, getting ready to start a new life with the LM..he recieves the letter a little to late as Sephy is just about to leave to Chivers boarding school. Callum runs and runs and runs to Sephys house, but its too late...
3 years have gone. Septhy is now an ambitious young woman aged 18 who tries hard in life. Callum is now spiteful, and full of hatred against all Crosses including Sephy.. she gets kidnapped by Callum and all the LM, but does Callum deep down still love her? Its not a fairy tale ending;
I'm not going to give away much more of the story, but I can tell you its the best book I've ever ever ever read. I'm currently searching for Knife Edge which is the next novel out of the series. Noughts and Crosses should definatley be made into a film. I hope they make one soon. I would seriously consider anyone reading this book, full of such racism, love and hate, unfairness. Every single page is a new leaf, more amazing and involving so give it a try. You'd love it, honest. ;D