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Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman (Book Review)
Noughts and Crosses Q&A
One of my main reasons; indeed, the prime reason I set myself the challenge to read the BBC Top reads before my thirtieth birthday, was to read beyond the bounds I previously confined myself to. Despite having been an avid and voracious reader since I was a little girl, I had self-imposed restrictions regarding which genres, authors, and book covers I thought I enjoyed. And while at numerous times throughout the challenge working my way through such an extensive list of books was a long and laborious task, ultimately it was worth the slog. I later found it at a charity shop on Northcote Road and bought it with the hope of ticking it off my list by the end of the year. Read on for my Noughts and Crosses book review…. Having been friends since childhood, as they both grow older it soon becomes clear that living in a segregated society, in which dark-skinned Sephy is of the ruling class, compared to colourless Callum who belongs to the underclass, will not only effect their friendship but also lead to a heartbreaking climax for them both.
The series describes an alternative history in which African people had gained a technological and organisational advantage over the European people , rather than the other way around, with Africans having made Europeans their slaves. The series takes place in an alternative 21st-century Britain. At the time of the series, slavery had been abolished for some time, but segregation, similar to the Jim Crow Laws, continues to operate to keep the crosses dark-skinned people in control of the noughts lighter-skinned people. An international organisation, the Pangaean Economic Community, exists. Seeming to be similar to the United Nations in scope but similar to the European Union in powers, it is playing a role in forcing change by directives and boycotts. The book Noughts and Crosses is a dystopian fiction based in a 21st-century parallel universe. Their world, technologically at least, is similar to the one we live in today: about the same jobs, same type of government etc.
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Callum is a nought — an inferior white citizen in a society controlled by the black Crosses. Sephy is a Cross — and the daughter of one of the most powerful, ruthless men in the country. The long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of one of the most influential, critically acclaimed and original novels of all time, from multi-award-winning Malorie Blackman. Dear Ms. Blackman, I would just like to inform you how much I love you novel of Noughts and Crosses and how intrigued I was by both Sephy and Callum. I enjoy that each story has more than one side, which was showed by you. After finishing Noughts and Crosses, I did miss the characters because they were engraved in my head and I felt as though I knew them personally.