Checkmate has ratings and reviews. Reading Corner said: Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses s.. . 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.

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Callum blcakman to leave school, and Ryan faces the gallows. What a great book and what a great series. I loved how she crafted and developed all her characters throughout the books, especially Jude and Sephy.

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They start kissing and touching each other. Kamal makes a similar offer to Callum but also wants Callum to say publicly that he raped her. The Colour of the Sun David Almond. Kamal had been the intended target of the bomb, but he only loses power, after Jasmine had sent a letter to the press about his rampant corruption.

We see the awful consequences that a couple of seemingly small lies might lead to; we see how easy it is to turn from one extreme to another; we see how running from one beast can push you right into the claws of a monster.

She meets her Uncle Jude, who is still consumed with rage and wants to use her for his own revenge. When Minerva tries to change her mind, Sephy declares that she hates the baby because it was alive and that Callum should be alive instead.

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Jasmine, in her will, gives both houses, including the beach, to Sephy. The ending again was upsetting and a surprise but was delivered excellently with great writing.

He then malorif Sephy shouting, ‘I love chdckmate. Blackman maintains the quality of her writing; she never disappoints, never fails to amaze. In the epilogue, it is revealed cheeckmate both Callie and Tobey go to university to study law and that Tobey has set up and helps fund the Meadowview Shelter to help those with drug and alcohol addictions. Sephy confirms the rumours, and they decide on names for the child: Callie’s problem is that she has a Cross mother and a Nought father, so in effect is mixed race and suffers terrible prejudice from both sides of the divide.

Most of Meggie’s actions and such in this book just spelt desperation to me. The plot is constantl Spoiler-free review; could contain spoilers for the previous books in the series.

Je lirai avec plaisir d’autres livres de cette auteure! More like a rant of the opposite kind. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Books by Malorie Blackman. Want to Read saving…. I knew for obvious reasons that the content of the first one was lies. Tobey is offered the chance to earn some ready money just making a blac,man ‘deliveries’ after he is introduced by a friend, Dan, who works for McAuley.


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I liked how we get to see the alternating points of views between Callie, Sephy, Meggie, Jasmine and Jude. The story is yet again fantastic and I loved every narrative and each character as they draw you in, in their own way and every narrative is intriguing.

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. We come across many characters, most of them disappearing into faint blurs as soon as we close the pages shut, but Blackman does not let her characters slip through our readers’ hands – she makes sure of that. I’m not sure where Double Cross will take me, but I will find out as it’s next on my list to read.

This is a book and a series full of incredibly uncomfortable truths told in a compelling way, it should be on every school curriculum. Queen of Air and Darkness Cassandra Clare. Kamal tells Sephy that if she keeps her child, Callum will be hanged, but if she has the abortion, he will serve years in prison instead.

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