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Knife Edge

by Malorie Blackman

Part of the Noughts And Crosses Series

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552548922
Publication date: 2nd May 2005
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Malorie Blackman

MALORIE BLACKMAN was the Children's Laureate between 2013-2015, and has written over sixty books. She is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers, and has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and in 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and in 2013 she topped the Powerlist, a list of the UK's most ...

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