Reader reviewed by Mary
Callum is a nought. Sephy is a cross. Two people from two different worlds brought together, first by their parents' friendship and then by their own friendship/love.
Malorie Blackman makes an interesting reversal of roles in this novel. The black racial group are the crosses, the rich while the noughts or the whites are poor people who are prejudiced against. It explores the use of violence in such a situation. And the love of two people who cannot, in the eyes of the world, fall in love or even be friends. This is a touching novel written by a master storyteller.