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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Published June 30th by Corgi Childrens first published August 7th At first, it is painful for Callie Rose, but then Tobey ‘enters her fully’, and it is pleasurable for both of them.

KNIFE EDGE by Malorie Blackman | Kirkus Reviews

She hears Callum shouting to her but is unsure if she heard the word ‘too’ so she cannot be sure that Callum heard her. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Her surgery is successful, but she ends up in coma. One will be helped, one will be betrayed, and only one will be overwhelmed by their current distress and do the unthinkable. From Sephy’s POV, this book shows us how broken Callum’s death left her and how a few well choosen words can have disasterous effects.

Kids at Random House. 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.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He fails to find Sephy in the crowd before the hood is put on. I must admit though that I laughed out loud at a lot of the things coming from inside his head.

The book picks up with Sephy, a few months from delivering her daughter, about to be murdered by Jude, Callum’s radical, bitter brother. malkrie


I am so glad that I did. Such a cliffhanger – I have to read the next one as soon as possible!! As I mentioned earli 4.

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A second theatre adaptation of the first book titled Noughts and Crosses is due to premiere at Derby Theatre in Februaryand then tour the UK. I think anyone considering reading this book should read Noughts and Crosses before doing so as it contains information that you need to know to understand what’s going on.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Along the way both Jude and Sephy fall in love with other people: I did not think it was as good as the first book but was still very enjoyable and kept me reading on. Product details File Size: I doubt Callie is dead Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Overall this is a book dragged down by a lost story and a lead that makes you feel worse than a month long hangover.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. She begins to neglect Callie Rose. I don’t know and I’m keen to find out. Contemporary Authors British Council: This is an original, intelligent, perceptive and though-provoking series of books — and whilst squarely aimed at the Young Adult market, it clearly transcends the restrictive boundaries of that genre.

And when Jude is faced with his biggest problem yet, can he trust what he’s forever hated? Sephy and Jude do cross paths in this novel, but not nearly as much, and for the most part there are two separate plot lines at work here, which significantly dilutes the overall quality of the book. The series describes an alternative history in which African people had gained a technological and organisational advantage over the European peoplerather than the other way around, with Africans having made Europeans their slaves.


I love this series.

Tobey is offered the chance to earn some ready money just making a few ‘deliveries’ after he is introduced by a friend, Dan, who works for McAuley. All the books are very symbolic and it is a cleverly thought out plan. Knife Edge, by Malorie Blackman 1 11 Oct 16, I myself was considering leaving it at that because I loved that book and it felt very complete so I wasn’t really sure if I was going to read this book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Sephy Hadley is one of my fave characters of all time and this entire book my heart aches for all she’s lost and all she’s trying to do; only re-reading it at the age I am now have I realised just how young she is and blackmna much weight is on her brave little shoulders.

How could Jude be so delusional I just wanted to scream out to the world and rip my hair at that part. Blackman has really captured that hate in this wonderfully written book. Jul 28, James rated it really knifee it.


Her best friend and later boyfriend, Tobey, is worried about his own future. I think made me cry even more than the first one, which had the hanging bllackman. He goes to the warehouse and successfully executes his plan. Her sister, Minerva, asks if she is pregnant, which Sephy denies.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It really showed how the characters thought in their own personal ways and because of how it felt different, it made them even more believable. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

He then orders Tobey to meet him at his warehouse.