Double Cross

Just this once… Please let me get away with it just this once…

A bomb blast in a hotel killed Callie Rose’s grandmother, and everyone assumes a Nought terrorist was to blame. But Callie Rose knows the truth. She knows who really made that bomb. And the guilt is tearing her apart… Meanwhile, her boyfriend Tobey is struggling with his own demons. A Nought boy at an exclusive school, Tobey is discovering that he can’t sit in a no-man’s land while the streets around him are carved up by rival gangs. Offered the chance to earn some fast money by making a few ‘deliveries’, Tobey faces a crossroads in his life. Little does he realise how one small decision will bring a fury of violence down upon them both… The explosive fourth novel in Malorie Blackman’s gripping saga of racial and social prejudice.

“Relentless, powerful and extremely relevant” Independent

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    All i can say is wow. A VERY powerful and moving book, and very sad. The plot can be hard to understand, therefore I recommend this book to teenagers only

    5 March 2014

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    Wow , it’s the last book it’s sooo.. words can’t describe i reccomend this book for 13+ it opens your eyes ALOT and we should’nt just want money to plz people we should want to plz ppl :) really good book tho Malorie Blackman did it AGAIN !

    22 June 2011

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    Malorie Blackman

    The former Children’s Laureate is the awardwinning author of over 50 books, including the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.


    Malorie Blackman’s many awards include the Red House and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Noughts and Crosses. In 2005 she was awarded the Elearnor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature; an OBE followed in 2008 and from 2013-15 she was the Children’s Laureate.

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