Knife Edge

by Malorie Blackman

Part of the Noughts and Crosses Series

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The terrific sequel to Noughts and Crosses and continues the story of Sephy and Callum and their families. Full of mystery, suspense, romance and even murder, you’ll go through numerous different emotions when you read it but in the end you will be throughly satisfied though desperate to read the last in the trilogy Checkmate.

Knife Edge Synopsis

WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES ...Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father ...Jude is a Nought. Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered ...Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides? A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.

Knife Edge Press Reviews

It is really a cautionary tale about choice and the danger of nursing anger. This makes it a humane story that will help the cause of tolerance ... It is written with passion, does not condescend and will appeal to teenagers who want to understand grown-up emotions The Sunday Times

Relentless in its pace ... Devastatingly powerful Guardian

The story never flags, and characters develop ... I repeatedly looked up from the pages, thinking What would I do? and this is the redeeming strength of Knife Edge - its moral heft Daily Telegraph

Malorie Blackman is writing a disturbing trilogy that should be read because it is important. And a gripping yarn as well School Librarian

Noughts & Crosses was brilliant and this sequel is as good, if not better ... The reader is forced to confront issues of racism in our society in a unique way ... but this is incidental as the tale is so compelling Carousel

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ISBN: 9780141378657
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141378657
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage),

About Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015 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.  After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991.  She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television. Her dystopian novel series Noughts ...

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