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by Malorie Blackman

  • ISBN: 0552551945
  • Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Malorie Blackman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Corgi; New Ed edition (August 22, 2006)
  • Pages: 512
  • ePub book: 1578 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1368 kb
  • Other: lit txt lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 520

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By Malorie Blackman and published by Doubleday/Corgi Books . The latest book in Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series, and potentially the best one yet’ Independent. Blackman gets people.

By Malorie Blackman and published by Doubleday/Corgi Books: The Noughts & Crosses sequence. Noughts & crosses. she gets humanity as a whole, too. Most of all, she writes a stonking good story’ Guardian.

MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. Another book in the amazing Noughts and Crosses series that was amazing

MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over fifty 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. Another book in the amazing Noughts and Crosses series that was amazing. I loved how the author jumped in time to show Sephy and Callum's daughter. This novel gives us Callie Rose, their daughter (who I really liked) and all of the characters we've come to love.

Noughts & Crosses is a series by English author Malorie Blackman of young adult novels, including three novellas, set in a fictional dystopia. The series describes an alternative history in which African people had gained a technological and organisational advantage over the European people, rather than the other way around, with Africans having made Europeans their slaves. The series takes place in an alternative 21st-century Britain.

An fantastic book 3 to the Noughts and Crosses series. Checkmate is the third book in the fabulous Noughts & Crosses series by a woman I've come to think of as a YA genius - Malorie Blackman. Aug 17, 2019 . º°༺ Ṩสℛสℋ ༻°º,. I heartily recommend anyone who is interested in dystopian fiction, prejudice and racial tension to read these books and discover the magic of them for yourself.

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In their world, noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum-a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger

In their world, noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum-a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together? In this gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel, black and white are right and wrong. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Noughts and Crosses (book 3). Format. Malorie Blackman has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. Her best-loved books include the highly acclaimed Noughts and Crosses sequence and Pig Heart Boy, which also became a major BBC TV series. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, and has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Checkmate: A Noughts And Crosses Story by Malorie Blackman (Paperback, 2006). I believe this is book 3 in the series. Condition is New. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. Checkmate: Book 3 by Malorie Blackman (Paperback, 2006). Brand new: lowest price.

Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father in a society where the pale-skinned Noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows up she becomes determined to find out more about her parentage. As Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into her father’s world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into danger.

Comments

SoSok SoSok
This is the fourth book in a series of six, and before you read this book, you must start with the first book and read them in order. I read the first book, NOUGHTS AND CROSSES, in October 2006, long before I began this blog. It was a gripping and mesmerizing book, which should be required reading for all students. Then I read AN EYE FOR AN EYE, a much shorter novella, and KNIFE EDGE, both in May 2011. As I started the second book, I had to look up a synopsis of the first book to familiarize myself with the story. As with the first book, I loved the second and third books.

I definitely should not have waited so long to read CHECKMATE. I often had to pause and remember what had happened in previous books in order to not be confused. And while I liked the book, I did not love it as much as the previous books, but I think if I'd read it while the others were still fresh in my mind I would have gotten a lot more out of it.

This books takes us through Callie Rose's life from age seven to age sixteen. As in the previous books, the short chapters are all told in first person, alternating between characters - Callie Rose, her mother, Sephy, her grandmothers, Jasmine and Meggie, and her father's brother, Jude. In the early years, all Callie Rose knows about her father is that he was a gardener and died in a car accident while her mum was pregnant with her. But as she grows older, and particularly after Jude first makes contact with her, she begins to learn more about who her father really was, and finds herself drawn into the Liberation Militia and training to be a soldier under her uncle's command.

I think my biggest issue was that I found Sephy to now be a very unsympathetic character. She loves her daughter, but she cannot bring herself to show her daughter real affection. For example:

I was about to give Callie a hug, but I caught myself in time. I gave her a pat on the head and a kiss on the forehead instead.

'Mum, I'm not a dog who just retrieved a bone, thank you very much," Callie complained. (pg 237)

And she constantly thinks to herself that now is the time to tell her daughter the truth about her father, and then she lets the moment pass and doesn't do so. Of course, she has her reasons for both of these issues, misguided though they may be, but for most of the book I was angry and disappointed at her.

The last third of the book took me back into that mesmerized didn't want to put it down state, but for a 500 page book it took a while to get that drawn in.
VAZGINO VAZGINO
Quick shipping, great quality! I absolutely LOVE this book! I love this whole series! Worth the read, I promise. :)
Dagdarad Dagdarad
Thoughtful look at discrimination from a different perspective. Buying the "used" book provided great value. Read this book if you get the chance.
IGOT IGOT
Very good book. I love this series.
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Ueledavi Ueledavi
You made my daughter's day. Thank you!
Xaluenk Xaluenk
Another book in the amazing Noughts and Crosses series that was amazing. I loved how the author jumped in time to show Sephy and Callum's daughter. This novel gives us Callie Rose, their daughter (who I really liked) and all of the characters we've come to love.

I won't give away any spoilers, but there was resolution in this book that I wanted desperately in the last book. It almost made me cry, that is how bad I wanted this to finally happen (those who have read the book will know what part I'm talking about). And now I only have Double Cross to read, I might just have to read it next. :)

I recommend checking out this amazing series!
This is the third book in the brilliant Noughts & Crosses series. It follows Callie Rose, the daughter of Sephy and Callum, as she grows up and discovers her disturbing past. She meets her Uncle Jude, who is still consumed with rage and wants to use her for his own revenge. We meet Sephy again, but this time she's older and some what damaged by her past and finds it difficult to love again. We follow her through the different relationships with love interests and with Callie and find the answers to the cliffhanger of Knife Edge.

The same format is used with characters alternating with each chapter and, as with the books preceding this one, the story sweeps you along and it's difficult not to get caught up in the lives of Sephy, Callie and the rest of the family. It reveals the difficultly growing up as a mixed race child and how prejudice from both sides leaves Callie with a feeling of not belonging anywhere. As Callie grows up and finds out that the ones closest to her have been lying she grows bitter and decides to follow Jude in his vendetta, even though her heart really isn't in it. This section of the story reaches a dramatic climax and the end for some of the characters.

This is a cleverly crafted novel, and although it does not have the same impact as Noughts and Crosses, it's still a very tense and dramatic story that grips you and keeps you reading. The ending of the book is bittersweet.

Verdict:

Originally the final installment of a trilogy, Checkmate answers some of the questions that hovered after reading Knife Edge. The letter from Callum is explained in more detail and the relationships between the characters come to a satisfying conclusion. However, this novel didn't remain as the ending for this series and earlier this month a fourth book was released. I'm reluctant to read Double Cross as Checkmate was a perfect end to a thought-provoking and emotionally charged series which I thought was absolutely superb and cannot recommend enough. I'm not sure where Double Cross will take me, but I will find out as it's next on my list to read.