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Written on: 13/07/2014 by 213Brown (1 review written)
I read this book, expecting a nice book for a child aged 10 and a half. I was very wrong. The book includes a sexual scene in which the two characters undress each other and then, the boy starts to feel the girl's breasts, and rubbing all over her, then the girl does the same. Before that scene, the boy and girl get into bed together and hug each other, also doing inappropriate acts but in clothes. It mentions swearing and other inappropriate subjects for the age it was recommended for. But, on… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/05/2012
Noughts and crosses is the best book i have ever come across. From the stimulus to the characters, this book was perfection. I love how Malorie Blackman reversed the history. I think its really clever and gripping. I literally cried at the end of the book, that how emotional it is. I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter what age, gender, ethnicity or race... Read it!!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/12/2011 by Realpro55 (1 review written)
First of all lets talk about the bits i didn't like...and that's it. short? It defiantly is and that's because there is honestly nothing i disliked about it at all. Its one of those very rare books that keeps you drawn in from the beginning to the very end. The book has a bit of everything from Love and racism being its main themes to action and bits of humor. And if the end doesn't upset you in the slightest then your not human. I fully recommend you buy this book has soon as you can, be… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2011
I am 12 and only days away from turning 13, it's great book. A true story about how strong a bond can grow between two people. If you are looking for a fast-paced story filled with action and non-stop deaths, blood and gore than you have gone far of course. This story is great because of it's unique storyline, not too many things are going on and not too little. Try not to read the ending anywhere public, trust me it's a real tear-jerker.
I borrowed this book from my library but if I could buy… Read Full Review
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… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/02/2011
This book keeps you emotionally attatched all the way through. Sephy is unaware of the exclusion of the noughts (white people, the book is set in the reverse situation) whereas Callum understands his placement in thier world. Noughhts and Crosses provenance is probably from the 1960s, but its set in modernish times. i thougth both characters were very stubborn which contradicted eachothers actions.
i didnt cry at the end because i was too involved with reading it so i couldnt absorb the… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/01/2011
This book is amazing Iv'e just finished it and cannot stop crying but whatever you do don't read the last page until youv'e got there im 12 and finally finishing it makes me realise how unfair society and people can be to one another you got to read the book Im crying writing this i feel all cried out sorry *sob* Please read it its amazing book by a fantastic author if your a whoose like me be prepared to cry at the end!… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/11/2010
I've read the whole series. and I loved it. it has, drama, love, hatred, revenge, political terrorism. I would recommend this to anyone. but I must warn you girls, that do not read this in public, you don't want to be caught crying… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/08/2010
This book is set out about a girl called sephy and a boy called callum, sephy is a cross, and callum is a nought. And yes this is quite a racist book, and its set out about the western countries and how it used to be like, well kind of. It is also been said to be quite like Romeo&Juliet. I didnt think so myself personally, but some others do. This book is meant to be the nice one out of the series but is by far the saddest book I have ever read in my life, and dont know if I could even bear to… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2010
I have literally finished this book a few hours ago, and the plot and characters are still whirling wildly through my mind. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a book with both a bit of action, lots of emotion and a complex background story behind those of the main characters. Beware though, this book isn't for the cold-hearted - I found myself bawling like a baby for around half an hour! The use of emotion amazes me at just how touching it is... Definitely will read again, and… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2010
I personally thought that this book was amazing and I honestly could not put it down. However, I then found out that there were other books after this one and when I read their blurbs, being honest, I didn't want to read the other books. I thought that Noughts & Crosses on its own was amazing but the story was then dragged out a bit. It would have been nice to leave the story then and there where "Callie Rose's birth" is announced. I may go on to read the second book, but I'm not sure that I… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/06/2010
This book was recommended to me by a few friends.I bought it from Stray's Book Shop in Newark. When i read the blurb of this book i thought it sounded quite interesting. However, when i read the book i had not expected it to be like it was. This is an amazing, well-written book and i would recommend it to anyone over the age of 13. The author, Malorie Blackman, has a style of writing which interests the reader and has you in its grasp from page one. It is so well written and the storyline is… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/03/2010
It is amazing. It is really gripping and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I reccommend to 13+… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2010
I read this book a few years ago, and ever since I have definetly put it down to be the best book i've ever read. After seeing it in the library again, i picked it up and began to read. I couldn't put it down yet again and I would recommend to anyone whos over the age of 12 because that way you can connect to the characters and the idea better. If you don't cry at the ending, you have a heart of stone… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2010 by RossF4716 (3 reviews written)
Noughts and Crosses was a fairly enjoyable read. Malorie Blackman chose an excellent theme and I enjoyed reading about the differences between white people and black people she portrayed in her novel.
However I did feel some of the storylines were slightly exagerated and perhaps a bit to strong. Despite this the characters were brilliantly portrayed and the plot was gripping and very good.
Having also read Malorie Blackman following books in this series. I would highly recomend the… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/04/2009
The characters in 'Noughts and Crosses' by Malorie Blackman have good points and bad points so its more realistic than some of the rubbish you get now. The ending was so sad I cried. I couldn't stop reading this book… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2009
Malorie Blackmans Noughts and Crosses is very good, It's sad and gets the point of slavery across. Awesome book… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/01/2009
Malorie Blackman, Noughts and Crosses Is a book you'll remember and you'd want to read it again. I fell in love with the Characters and there's many "OMG!!" moments in there. A fantastic thriller! I couldn't really find any bad points cos i enjoyed it all the way through. Excellent book for 13+ year olds… Read Full Review
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