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Double cross

Double cross

Blackman, Malorie

Tobey wants a better life for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few "deliveries", just this once, would it hurt to say "yes"?

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Corgi Children's, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Malorie Blackman
ISBN: 0552559601, 9780552559607
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2008.
Physical Description: 433 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: The noughts and crosses sequence
Subject: Terrorism Fiction.; Gangs Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.4
Interest Level: UY
Points: 15
Quiz Number: 215018

Author note

MALORIE BLACKMANhas written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described byThe Timesas 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.


"Few writers can sustain a plot as well as Malorie Blackman"
Sunday Telegraph||"The danger of being sucked into and destroyed by this violent world is brilliantly handled by Blackman . . . Blackman hangs an old story on a modern frame with terrific resonance"
Inis||"Blackmangetspeople, especially young adults, in all their tentativeness, determination and energy. Shegetshumanity as a whole, too. Most of all she writes a stonking good story"
Carousel||"This is a highly intelligent thriller with important things to say, and once again the distance between Blackman's imagined world and present-day inner city is beautifully judged. It deserves, and will find, a wide teenage readership"
The School Librarian||Chichester Observer