Knife Edge

Sephy is alone and pregnant, living in an apartheid state. She ought to be close to the top of a society where dark-skinned Crosses have the best of everything. But her baby daughter has a Nought father, Callum. A father whom Sephy’s own father executed. Now Sephy and her unborn baby are shunned by Noughts and Crosses alike. Meanwhile, eaten up with bitterness, Callum’s brother Jude blames Sephy for the horrors his family has suffered. But now Jude’s life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides?

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  • It is hooking, emotional and romantic. Love love love love love it! I read this when I was ten but after reading it I definitely thought you should be in secondary school before reading it! But it is great if you are old enough and I would definitely recommend it! X Lingo:)

    18 March 2018

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    I love this book, it is just such a hooking story

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    A very touching book, although I would definitely not recommend this book to anybody under the age of 13. But an excellent book for teenagers and young adults

    5 March 2014

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    Amazing sequel to Noughts and Crosses. I love how Malorie put the Crosses in power to retell the discrimination between black and white people.

    5 March 2014

  • An interesting book. Though not suitable for young children, as there is swearing In part s. A wonderful plot, brilliant characters and an excellent ending. Malorie Blackman is officially brilliant

    4 March 2014

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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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