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I’m not sure where Double Cross will take me, but I will find out as it’s next on my list to read. Other books in the series. Especially because of the incident at the end of ‘Knife Edge’ when Sephy hugged baby Callie so tightly that she stopped breathing.

Jun 15, Dale rated it it was amazing Shelves: The same format is used with characters alternating with each chapter and, as with the books preceding this one, the story sweeps you along and it’s difficult not to get caught up in the lives of Sephy, Callie and the rest of the family. He talks her into spending the night with her in an abandoned shack for her to recover.

A wonderful conclusion to this thought-provoking and emotional trilogy revolving around equality and prejudice. There didn’t seem to be any motivation for her actions.

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She has made herself alone, and numb. I only rated this book four and the others five as I just personally found the others more exciting and entertaining and this book dragged on a little, but this book was still great as a whole.


She also cuts off her friendship with nought Tobey despite his attempts maorie apologise. Although I don’t think Jude’s actions are justified as there is nothing in the world that justifies terrorism, I find it really unfortunate that he ended up in his current position due to such strong injustices in his black,an such a young age. Her grandfather, Kamal Hadley…. Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices.

Its like standing on a log in the water, constantly being tipped over here and there, your arms flailing about, never knowing when you’ll finally lose your balance and plunge into the depths below. Isn’t she beautiful, so very beautiful? I’m not an idiot, thanks; I didn’t need that much internal monologuing to figure out how characters would feel.

The series describes an alternative history in which African people had gained a technological and organisational advantage over the European peoplerather than the other way around, with Africans having made Europeans their slaves. Encompass Culture Channel 4 Learning: However, he does not know that Minerva, is in Sephy’s apartment as well.

Though I found myself engulfed in the upbringing of Callie Rose, the child of a white terrorist and black daughter of the presidentI was only interested to see how the series ends Naughts and Vlackman was so powerful, I was hungry for more! Oh Callum, when she smiles, it’s picnics in Celebration Park and sunsets on our beach and our very first kiss all over again. I love these books and I’m angry I didn’t have time to write a review immediately after reading as that’s when I have most to say.

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Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

I loved Callie Rose as a character and could see a lot of her mother in her young self but found myself becoming quite frustrated with Sephy at times as her wariness around her daughter was truly heart-breaking to read. Callie became cold and hateful and turned against her mother. Jude takes Callie Rose to Kamal’s house. Sephy chooses to take what has been done her and bury herself in the darkness.

Now post emancipation, it is the non-black population who are distinctly disadvantaged and impoverished in this alternative future society which is ruled and controlled by the dominating blacks Crosses. The novella gives an insight into the events of Knife Edge. Blackman maintains ceckmate quality of her writing; she never disappoints, never fails to amaze. They start kissing and touching each other.

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Callie then points out that Jasmine and Jude died because of her. Readers could think back to noughts and crosses Oh mi Gosh Cjeckmate didn’t get the reason why Jude was using Callie, I mean It was a great book. Their world, technologically at least, is similar to the one we live in today: