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I really wished Jude would be redeemed in some tiny form at least Callum tells the glackman of the gang what Sephy said about Andrew.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Checkmate finishes the Naughts and Crosses series with a blah! Dan ends up on the run. Views Read Edit View history. You made my daughter’s day.

Tobey wants no part of the world of gangs but makes an exception for once. I also blame Sephy for what happened, she should have told Callie about Callum and what actually happened. 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.


The turmoil – emotional, physical, mental, and social – is overwhelming. Dec 09, 16SimpsonL rated it it was amazing.

Anyways it was an interesting book and I am looking forward to read the next book in this series. To me, Callie Rose seemed a little bit too naive ‘to be true’ until she is 13 but, this is a book written for teens and I am no longer one.

I gave her a pat on the head and a kiss on the forehead instead. Jude realises that Sephy seriously wants to die so he decides that since killing her would be to do her a favour, he will make her suffer instead.

Jul 08, Reading Cehckmate rated it really liked it. Having said that, the book is still interesting as we follow the life of Callie-Rose; the child of Sephy and Callum as she comes to term with her mixed-race identity and where she belongs Unfortunately, I have to say the books get less amazing as the series progresses. Malore Colour of the Sun David Almond.

My order came super quickly, was exactly what I needed and was in fabulous condition. Blackman is a terrific thriller writer, driving her plots forward with skill and tenacity — Dinah Hall Evening Standard.

This does eventually change, but not until about two-thirds into the book. Another book in the amazing Noughts and Crosses series that was amazing. Callum then gives Sephy instructions to escape. Because at least she was here to hate me. The ending of the book is bittersweet. Sephy takes a pregnancy test, which reveals she is pregnant with Callum’s child.


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Spoiler-free review; could contain spoilers for the previous books in the series. See all 11 reviews. He then orders Tobey to meet him at his warehouse. Sephy feels trapped and rejects an offer of marriage from her boyfriend, Sonny. The story is yet again fantastic and I loved every narrative and each character as they draw you in, in their malofie way and every narrative is intriguing.

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Callum is then led to the gallows. Callum decides to let Sephy flee from the other kidnappers while they are out.

The letter from Callum is explained in more detail and the relationships between the characters come to a satisfying conclusion. More than just another commentary on racism a good one at thatthis is also a story about women