Noughts and Crosses

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 209 ratings

Noughts and Crosses Summary

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. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Crosses schools.

Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts unable to accept the injustices any longer, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum; a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger.

©2004 Malorie Blackman (P)2004 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • Noughts and Crosses

    • Noughts and Crosses 1
    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Nina Sosanya & Nigel Greaves
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Crosses schools.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read

    • By ChasN on 22-10-06

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Knife Edge

    • Noughts & Crosses, Book 2
    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Nina Sosanya, John Hasler, Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    A frightened girl running barefoot on a knife edge - that's how 18-year-old Sephy feels as she gazes down at her newborn daughter, Callie Rose. Whilst Sephy is a Cross, the baby's father, Callum, was a nought, giving Callie Rose dual heritage in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts (blankers) as second-class citizens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • KE

    • By Andrew on 18-01-16

    Regular price: £18.00

  • Book 3

    • Checkmate

    • Noughts & Crosses, Book 3
    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Nina Sosanya, Joan Walker, John Hasler, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Sixteen years have passed since Sephy Hadley first met Callum McGregor. For Callie Rose, growing up mixed race in a world where bitter prejudice divides Noughts and Crosses has meant she's an outsider wherever she turns. Enter Jude McGregor. Jude teaches Callie about her real family history, and the more she learns the more he persuades her where her loyalties really lie. But soon Callie is caught in a trap she can't get out of - one which will have deadly consequences. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • yeah good book

    • By Mary on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Double Cross

    • Noughts & Crosses, Book 4
    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Nigel Pilkington, Nicole Davis, Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Tobey wants a better life - for him and for Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the violent gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some extra money, how much could it hurt to just this once say yes? Callie Rose knows all about the danger of saying yes. She knows about terrible mistakes, and violence and family feuds, and the fierce divide between Noughts and Crosses. And knowing so much about the past makes her afraid for her future. Because sometimes, one little bad decision can change everything.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical plot rewritten

    • By Jessica-jane on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £19.99

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