Sephy is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought - a 'colourless' member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses.
The two have been friends since early childhood. But that's as far as it can go. Against a background of prejudice, distrust and mounting terrorist violence, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger . . .
This is Book 1 in the Noughts and Crosses Series. See all Noughts and Crosses books here.
Malorie Blackman was the eighth UK Children's Laureate. She has twice won the Young Telegraph Award and the W. H. Smith Book Award and has been on the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal. She has written over 50 books, including the award- winning Noughts and Crosses trilogy. She was awarded the OBE in 2008....More about Malorie Blackman