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Editions. Double Cross . Malorie Blackman ‘Blackman “gets” people she ” gets” humanity as a whole, too’ Guardian. Just this once. Double Cross has ratings and reviews. Reading Corner said: I enjoyed this book but I think the series should have ended on the last book as thi. Double Cross [Malorie Blackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. the dust jacket is not very clean but the it self is in very good shape.

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Callum finds her and gives false instructions to the others. Sephy does not know that Tobey has sworn revenge on McAuley and plans on doing so ‘himself’.

Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States. Kamal tells Sephy that if she keeps her child, Callum will be hanged, but if she has the abortion, he will serve years in prison instead. Read an Extract Compare Prices. So, I’ve read the whole series and, for the most part, I loved it I certainly loved the first three books.

And it didn’t disappoint. Callie Rose struggles with growing up as half-nought and half-cross after she learns the truth about her nought father’s life from her friend, Tobey, who calls her a terrorist’s daughter. And the scene before Callie gets shot was so utterly great that I have no words for it.

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Lists with This Book. No one believes Sephy when she maintains that she was not raped. But then came the fourth book. LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks. Sephy escapes into the woods and is soon chased by Jude and Morgan, the other survivor.

There is no Liberation Militia in this book, only two rival gangs couble Tobey in the middle. In this, Blackman succumbed to the ways of Hollywood and their happy ever after loving endings. It is directly related to the prior books and is definitely worth a little extra effort to track down.


Double Cross (Noughts & Crosses, #4) by Malorie Blackman

This time we are following Tobey; Callie Rose’s adoring boyfriend; as he finds himself caught up in the dark and dangerous black market trade in an attempt to make enough money to buy his girlfriend a proper present.

Explosively page-turning, dramatic and full of relevance for our world today, Double Cross is Malorie Blackman’s fourth novel in the award-winning Noughts and Crosses sequence. I mean I enjoyed the series but I felt it dragged on a lot and included irrelevant characters. Jul 04, -Sakura- rated it liked it. He meets Cara Imega, a cross, and befriends her to access her money. Dear Mrs Bird A. Noughts and Crosses TV series.

The story, however, is still good and I really enjoyed reading it. Sadly, we never hear from Sephy, which was a mqlorie disappointment. Not that her writing is inaccessible to adults, just for me it was harder to go back to the point where I left off in this continuing story.

Callie is a lot blackmwn likeable in this book than she is in Checkmate which is good however, towards the end you start to hate Tobey, which changes the roles a bit. Callie loves Tobey and Blacman loves Callie and when she gets shot you see how Tobey learns to grow without her and how his calculates his revenge.

Speaking of which, did anyone else see the parallels? It’s so gripping, hard-hitting, action packed and I became obsessed.

Double Cross by Malorie Blackman book review

Sephy, living with Callum’s mother, Meggie, becomes increasingly fond of her daughter, Callie Rose. The novella gives an insight into the events of Knife Edge. At the heart of this pacy novel is a young man struggling to flourish and do the right thing rather than simply survive in a world where “the harder life got. The play garnered positive reviews, with Blackman herself saying that she “knew it was in really safe hands”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


I stood corrected at the end as the ending was imperfectly perfect with a dramatic ending which could well lead into another b A very good book. Skip to content October 2, geekandbooknerd. Sephy begins to provoke Jude by saying that she and Callum loved each other and Kamal offered her a choice of keeping the baby and letting Callum be hanged or getting an abortion and saving his life.

He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. To ask other readers questions about Double Crossplease sign up.

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Books with missing cover. Great book but personally I thought blacmkan was pretty irrelevant to the series. Jul 28, James rated it really liked it. Tobey starts off dead against the gang culture, but he realises with some work, he could get some money in order to achieve a better life style. Sephy threatens to kill him if he hurts her child, but she later pleads with Jude to leave both of them alone.

Callie Rose is the daughter of Sephy, a “Cross” from the ruling black elite, and Callum, a “Nought” from the colourless underclass. Aug 15, Carolyn Storer rated it liked it Shelves: For a majority of this book, I could barely stand Callie Rose. L rated it liked it.

However,I would have loved to see more Sephy,Meggie and Callie. But violence from the past threatens to rob her of the future she craves, while her friend Tobey is thrown off the course of crods life by the escalating violence of the gang culture that surrounds him.

When Minerva tries to change her mind, Sephy declares that she hates the baby because it was alive and that Callum should be alive instead.