Editions. Double Cross . Malorie Blackman ‘Blackman “gets” people she ” gets” humanity as a whole, too’ Guardian. Just this once. Double Cross has ratings and reviews. Reading Corner said: I enjoyed this book but I think the series should have ended on the last book as thi. Double Cross [Malorie Blackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. the dust jacket is not very clean but the it self is in very good shape.

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Noughts and Crosses TV series. At the time of the series, slavery had been abolished for some time, but segregation, similar to the Jim Crow Laws, continues to operate to keep the crosses Blacks in control of the noughts Whites. Like the racial turf war being fought by the two kingpins who are busy holding everyone down. Sephy, living with Callum’s mother, Meggie, becomes increasingly fond of her daughter, Callie Rose. More information available at: Overall, I liked this a lot.

Most of the story is concentrated on Tobey and his poor judgment, which often made me want to climb into the pages just to smack him.

As Sephy had feared after being followed by Jude for a few days, he arrives, planning to murder Sephy. I loved all the characters, especially Callum and Jalorie.

Double Cross by Malorie Blackman book review

But then came the fourth book. Random House Children’s Books. The third book had drawn everything to a nice close, and to be honest, I couldn’t really see where the characters could be taken now. Callum is one of the first few noughts to start at Heathcroft, a high school for Crosses that now accepts the best-performing noughts.

Jude leaves just as the ambulance arrives, with a new plan in mind. There is also an unabridged audiobook of the first book of the series, with Callum’s chapters read by Paul Chequer and Sephy’s by the late Sian Blake. blavkman


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Double Cross focuses on gangs and how easy it blackmman to get pulled into all the violence even if all you do is make ‘deliveries’ as Tobey did. Callum finds her and gives false instructions to the others. Opening the front cover of the book revealed that I was the first to have borrowed the series, and I felt as though my reading experience was even more unique for it. Sephy decides to meet up with him but later she finds out that Callum is there with others from the LM to kidnap her and hold her hostage.

When Rebecca leaves, McAuley appears and stabs her.

Double Cross

Books by Malorie Blackman. Unfortunately, I didn’t find that cros be quite duble to hang the novel on, and my attention drifted between annoyance at the stupid choices one of the characters made, and impatience This review assumes that you have read all the previous books in the series, and thus will contain spoilers with regard to those stories.

Most of it is written through the eyes of Tobey and although we do get to hear Callie Rose at the very beginning and then at the end, it is brief. Mar 19, Anne Osterlund rated it really liked it.

Double Cross (Noughts & Crosses, #4) by Malorie Blackman

They start kissing and touching each other. Callie then points out that Jasmine and Jude died because of her. Callum is also accused after he tells Sephy to get out of the shopping centre but goes free for lack of evidence. I think I’ve wrote a review for a Noughts and Crosses book without putting any real spoilers in it: Noughts and Crosses 4.

Callie Rose struggles with growing up as half-nought and half-cross after she learns the truth about her jalorie father’s life from her friend, Tobey, who calls her a terrorist’s daughter. Blackman hangs an old story on a modern frame with terrific resonance Inis Blackman gets people, especially young adults, in all their tentativeness, determination and energy. The book was still fantastic as Malorie creates an amazing story again while st I enjoyed this book but I think the series should have ended on the last book as this one seemed pretty unnecessary and didn’t add much to the overall series.


Tobey dives into the world of crime to attempt to make a better future for himself and Callie Rose. Apr 24, Jess rated it it was amazing Shelves: Was it really needed? Callum has his trial and is sentenced to be hanged. The story hits us right where it hurts, once again proving Malorie Blackman’s uncanny blackmwn to take the aspects of human nature, and twist them in a way that can make us both love and hate a character at the same time.

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She suffers from a horrible disease which has symptoms of bitchiness, moodiness and erratic behavior. Sephy feels an unusual tummy bug come on. Why did you do that Malorie? As for Tobey, he’s a colourless kid, a “Blanker”, who’s made it into the decent school and is determined to get out and up into a better life.

I did enjoy the book but sometimes Malorif think it would have been better as a stand alone douhle. The play garnered positive reviews, with Blackman herself saying that she “knew it was in really safe hands”. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.