'The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be' STORMZY
'I grew up reading her. It was one of the few books about black people, so I felt seen.' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS
'The most original book I've ever read' BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH
"Malorie Blackman is absolutely amazing ... [ Noughts & Crosses ] really spoke to me, especially as a woman of dual heritage." ZAWE ASHTON
No one could begin to guess at the depth of the hatred I held for Sephy Hadley. Everything began with her and my brother. And that's how it would end.
Where there has been love, now there is hate.
Two families have been shattered by the divided and violent society they live in.
Sephy Hadley - a Cross, supposedly powerful and privileged - has bound herself forever to her nought lover Callum McGregor's family.
But Jude McGregor blames Sephy for all the tragedies his family has suffered. And he is determined to force her to take sides, and destroy her life . . . just like she destroyed his. . .
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.
This is Book 2 in the Noughts and Crosses Series. See all Noughts and Crosses books here.
Malorie Blackman is one of the UK’s most influential authors for young people. From 2013-2015, she was the eighth Children’s Laureate and she has been awarded an OBE as well as several literary awards. The exciting yet relatable plots that feature in many of her books have millions of readers of all ages hooked on her stories.
Blackman started out life a