WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES.. ., Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses. Persephone Hadley is six months pregnant with a mixed-race baby. In their society this fact alone will threaten the child’s life every day. To make matters worse. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 9 Up—In this sequel to Naughts and Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. Knife Edge: Book 2 (Noughts And Crosses) by [Blackman, Malorie].

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Although we didn’t see much of Jude in Noughts and Crosses, I feel like from the bits that we did see, it really did make it seem plausible that he would turn out this way. She sees herself as more of a Nought. This book shows us Jude’s character in more detail than Noughts and Crosses did, because we have a lot of chapters from his POV, and we see him falling in love – with a Cross. I reckon it’s for good reason though since the in justice system robbed him of his father and his brother and kind of in a roundabout way his sister.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. On the subject of characters, I have to say, even though he has done some unforgivable things, I felt sorry for Jude the whole way through the book.

An avid reader, musician, cineaste, and Net surfer in her spare time, Malorie lives in South London with her husband and their daughter, Elizabeth. Views Read Edit View history.

Her work has been adapted for TV and stage. Callie Rose had been told by her mother that her father, Callum, had been a gardener who died in an accident.


The main characters are now Sephy and Jude, Callum’s brother. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide. But for now this one has to stand as a nalorie link. She was the change.

Years later, Sephy returns home from Chivers. It’s very well written and very imaginative.

But Blackman goes to some very dark places, especially in the shocking ending. I liked it but I preferred noughts and crosses because I felt more link to the characters and I had more emotions however I liked the book anyhow and can’t wait to read checkmate. It really gives you an insight into what life was like from the opposite ends of the social rankings. The story is completely unpredictable and highlights so much unjust that still exists in our own society and the forgotten aspects of racial inequality.

Sep 21, Slyth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Whilst the second race: I’m not even joking i think i died a little at this part because even though we knew it was not true it was just the most gruesome and cruel letter I have ever read hide spoiler ] Actual rating 4. Callum’s brother, Jude, blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered and is determined to destroy Sephy’s life by any means necessary.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Both are essentially starting new stages of their life at the opening of the book, and knufe story follows them through the first section of that adjustment.

Tobey and Callie Rose resume kissing after Tobey has put the condom on. More information available at: Knife Edge By Malorie Blackman. I doubt Callie is dead That scene where she directly addresses Meggie, in Meggie’s own home, to bring her a beverage knifd the fact that she was Sephy’s visitor and Sephy had offered her a beverage already and edg declined, really annoyed me. I was edgge hooked this weekend as you will see by how much of this series I managed to read. When readers left Sephy in Naughts and Crossesthe black, privileged teen was pregnant by her minority white boyfriend, Callum, who had just been hanged for being part of the Liberation Militia.


Jude, Callum’s older brother, watches Sephy enter her apartment building, and he plans to kill her. Sephy confirms the rumours, and they decide on names for the child: Sephy’s parents learn of her pregnancy and pressure her to have an abortion, but Sephy repeatedly refuses. Without malorei love of Sephy and Callum that leavened the first book and even that is tarnished herethis is almost unrelentingly downbeat.

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To make matters worse, the baby’s father, Callum, is dead. I would recommend this series to everyone and it has made me want to read everything Malorie Blackman has written and will write in the future.

Sephy also has her hardships and when given a letter written by Callum before his death, it leaves her in doubt of what was real and what was not regarding their relationship.

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