Voted as one of the UK’s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. Checkmate [Malorie Blackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a. ‘Another emotional hard-hitter’ Sunday Times My name is Callie Rose. My mum is a Cross – one of the so-called ruling dad was a Nought. My dad was.

Author: Zujora Shaktikree
Country: Burma
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 4 October 2009
Pages: 178
PDF File Size: 19.7 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.99 Mb
ISBN: 574-4-71464-171-7
Downloads: 27524
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gardashura

However, most of her classmates do not accept her association with a nought. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses, #3) by Malorie Blackman

Doubleday; First Edition edition Language: Minerva, in an attempt to save Sephy and herself, runs towards the front door and screams to attract attention. Contemporary Authors British Council: She meets Jaxon, a hot-tempered man with a band, the Midges. This section of the story reaches a dramatic climax and malorke end for some of the characters. 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Checkmate: Malorie Blackman: : Books

I allowed myself be swept away by it, to drown in it – the way I’d done so many times before. Review Text “A perfect end to an important and thought-provoking trilogy” show more. We see the awful consequences that a couple of seemingly small lies might lead to; we see how easy it is to turn from one extreme to another; we see how running from one beast can push you right into the claws of a monster. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the tru Can the future ever erase the past?


Jude takes Callie Rose to Kamal’s house. Two thumbs waaaay up: It follows Callie Rose, the daughter of Sephy and Callum, as she grows up and discovers her disturbing past. See all 11 reviews. I think my biggest issue was that I found Sephy to now be a very unsympathetic character. An attempt to provoke thought and to revisit the absurdities of a society ies run along lines on racial disadvantagement and the domination of one ethnic group or groups in society by another controlling ethnic almost always white group.

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

I absolutely LOVE this book! I’m reluctant to read Double Cross as Checkmate was a perfect end to a thought-provoking maloriee emotionally charged series which I thought was absolutely superb and cannot recommend enough. Jasmine sets off the bomb to prevent Jude from injuring anyone else. Return to Book Page.

Jude, even though Sephy saved his miserable life, still holds his grudge against her and still plots a terrible revenge. Kamal had been the intended target of the bomb, but he only loses power, after Jasmine had sent a letter to the press about his rampant corruption. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Callie Rose teases him about being a sexbot. They both strip and make love.

Callie Rose starts malore Lucas, a cross who is an ex-friend’s brother. Both are powerful gangs that frequently injure and kill each other’s members as well as suspected informants. Retrieved 21 August During a visit to Vanessa Dowd’s house, Tobey is revealed to have been making deliveries for McAuley.

I found this book quite sappy and it shouldn’t have been because it’s definitely not a sappy story. A wonderful conclusion to this thought-provoking and emotional trilogy revolving around equality and prejudice.

Sephy threatens to kill him if he hurts her child, but she later pleads with Jude to leave both of them alone. I’m not an idiot, thanks; I didn’t need that much internal monologuing to figure out how characters would feel.


Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses series. Callie then points out that Jasmine and Jude died because of her.

For other uses of Noughts and Crosses, see Noughts and crosses disambiguation. Checkmwte best friends, their relationship is frowned upon by society, like interracial friendships in the Southern United States before the Civil Rights Movement but in reverse, as dark skin is considered much better to have than light skin.

Follow the Author

Callum is one of the first few noughts to start at Heathcroft, a high school for Crosses that now accepts the best-performing noughts. The idea of equality is still the main theme, which is why this book is not as popular, as the same idea is still present. Checkmate was one of the books that grabbed my attention in such a way that I wasn’t able to shut the book before completing it. You made my daughter’s day. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The letter from Callum is explained in more detail and the relationships between the characters come to a satisfying conclusion.

The bits with Sephy and Callie in the cellar were so drawn out. We’ve been with Sephy for three books now, and we’ve seen her grow from a carefree child, to a bitter teenager, to a dissipated woman; she’s so clear on the pages its impressive.

Remarkable book, let me say again. The crosses hate her because she helped Jude escape the noose, the noughts because she did not come to his aid sooner. Share your thoughts with other customers.