Checkmate (Noughts and Crosses)

Checkmate (Noughts and Crosses)

4.19 (16,223 Ratings by Goodreads)
Paperback | English
ISBN13: 9780141378664
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'Another emotional hard-hitter' Sunday Times My name is Callie Rose. My mum is a Cross - one of the so-called ruling elite. My dad was a Nought. My dad was a murderer. My dad was a terrorist. These facts are the only things that are mine and real. So I don't mind so much that I'm leaving it all behind. There's nothing here worth holding onto. Sixteen years have passed since Sephy Hadley first met Callum McGregor. For Callie Rose, growing up mixed race in a world where bitter prejudice divides Noughts and Crosses has meant she's an outsider wherever she turns. Enter Jude McGregor. Jude teaches Callie about her real family history, and the more she learns the more he persuades her where her loyalties really lie. But soon Callie is caught in a trap she can't get out of - one which will have deadly consequences. Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. 'Dramatic, intensely moving' Carousel

Type Book
Number Of Pages 528
Item Height 36 mm
Item Width 128 mm
Item Weight 360 Gram
Product Dimensions 128 x 36 x 196
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback | 528
Book Overview The powerful third story in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.

Thought-provoking brilliance * The Sunday Times *
Complex but beautifully crafted . . . dramatic, intensely moving . . . it truly ensnares the reader * Carousel *
A perfect end to an important and thought-provoking trilogy -- Sarah Harbon * The Bookseller *
Checkmate once again explores the lasting impact of prejudice, discrimination and the legacy of traumatic family history...Readers will not be dissapointed * Publishing News *
Blackman is a terrific thriller writer, driving her plots forward with skill and tenacity -- Dinah Hall * Evening Standard *

MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.