Voted as one of the UK’s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. Checkmate [Malorie Blackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a. ‘Another emotional hard-hitter’ Sunday Times My name is Callie Rose. My mum is a Cross – one of the so-called ruling dad was a Nought. My dad was.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I absolutely LOVE this book! I am going to try and write this review as spoiler free as I can for anybody who hasn’t started the series yet but it gets harder with each successive book in the series.

Readers could think back to noughts and crosses Oh mi Gosh By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are two races in the book: This article is about the novel series by Malorie Blackman. In the words of Nelson Mandela as recently quoted by Barack Obama: Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage and becomes determined to find out more.

Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses, #3) by Malorie Blackman

In its treatment of racism, terrorism, migrant-crisis-related politics, Vy felt like the book had been written for the world we currently live in right now so I had to go back to the imprint page to check the copyright date.

I read this book for six-hour straight and didn’t tired of it. Nevertheless, I’ll keep a very nice memory from the first two books! Sephy has told Callie a lie about how her dad died to save her feelings and when she meets Uncle Jude he slowly starts to groom her so he can use her as a weapon for his revenge on Sephy.


I didn’t get the reason why Jude was using Callie, I mean she is his chwckmate brother’s only child.

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Sephy and Callum… well they are and always be true loves. Amazon Renewed Refurbished blackmann with a warranty. She meets her Uncle Jude, who is still consumed with rage and wants to use her for his own revenge. Retrieved from ” https: May 30, Beth bibliobeth rated it really liked it.

I gave her a pat on the head and a kiss on the forehead instead. Get to Know Us.

They decide to run away together. More than balckman another commentary on racism a good one at thatthis is also a story about women To me, Callie Rose seemed a little bit too naive ‘to be true’ until she is 13 but, this is a book written for teens and I am no longer one. This book was mind blowing!

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

checmmate In Noughts and Crosses, Jasmine did care for Minerva and Sephy but it didn’t seem like she did because she was always drunk. Most of Meggie’s actions and such in this book just spelt desperation to me.

Her surgery is successful, but she ends up in coma. Jun 24, Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves: During a time alone, Callum visits a hurt Sephy in the room where she is being held.

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I loved how honest the characters were and they drew out lots of different emotions and feelings such as happiness, anger, resentment, denial and hope. Retrieved 21 August The Best Books of I loved the way the book was written, how it switched perspective and time period.


Next post Book Blitz. That, of course, doesn’t mean that the series is any way repetitive nalorie monotonous. Jude gives Sephy permission to call an ambulance for Minerva and tells her that he knows she cares about her sister and her family, especially her child. However, he does not know that Minerva, is in Sephy’s apartment as well. I always think what if… What If Callum lived?

There’s another book and the blurb for that book also confuses me I highly recommend not reading the blurb for ‘Doublecross’. More people should be reading Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series. We meet Sephy again, but this time she’s older and some what damaged by her past and finds it difficult to love again.

Read more Read less. Dan ends up on the run. I didn’t really understand why Callie w This book seemed vaguely familiar when I read it? Was the boy in the beach Tobey or Lucas? I’m totally weird but I happily accept that.

Having said that, the book is still interesting as we follow the life of Callie-Rose; the child of Sephy and Callum as she comes to term with her mixed-race identity and where she belongs in a world where social divide is based on colour, neither of which she belongs to.