Noughts and Crosses

Please read the Prologue, + Chapters 1,2, 3 using this pdf:

https://withdarkness.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/noughts_and_crosses_by_malorie_blackman.pdf

You might prefer to also order the book from the internet and/or buy and listen to the audiobook from an app like audible.

A google forms quiz will be posted on the blog on Thursday, May 7th.

 

Introduction to the book:

Sephy is a Cross – a member of the ruling class. Callum is a nought – a member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses.

The two have been friends since early childhood. But that’s as far as it can go. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools… Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum – a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger…

 

 

Comment below: What famous Shakespeare play do you think this book is based on?

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  1. It is obvious to me that this book is based off of William Shakespeare’s most prestigious play, Romeo and Juliet. The Noughts and Crosses are in constant conflict, just like the Montagues and Capulets. This book is about star-crossed lovers, and so i think at least one of the characters (Sephy or Callum), if not both, will die at the end of the novel, much like Romeo and Juliet in the play.

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