Following on from 'Noughts and Crosses', Sephy is struggling to raise her mixed-race child in an apartheid society and to make her mark as a singer in a society prejudiced against Crosses like her. But when her daughter finds out about her parentage, she must reassess her identity
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"It is really a cautionary tale about choice and the danger of nursing anger. This makes it a humane story that will help the cause of tolerance . . . It is written with passion, does not condescend and will appeal to teenagers who want to understand grown-up emotions"
The Sunday Times||"Relentless in its pace . . . Devastatingly powerful"
Guardian||"The story never flags, and characters develop . . . I repeatedly looked up from the pages, thinking "What would I do?" and this is the redeeming strength ofKnife Edge- its moral heft"
Daily Telegraph||"Malorie Blackman is writing a disturbing trilogy that should be read because it is important. And a gripping yarn as well"
School Librarian||"Noughts & Crosseswas brilliant and this sequel is as good, if not better . . . The reader is forced to confront issues of racism in our society in a unique way . . . but this is incidental as the tale is so compelling"
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 treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father ...
Jude is a nought. Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered ...
Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides?
A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts & Crosses trilogy.
'A powerful story of race and prejudice' SUNDAY TIMES
'Every bit as exciting and intelligently written as one would expect . . . both moving and thought-provoking' OBSERVER
'Supercharged' SCOTTISH SUNDAY HERALD
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