This thought-provoking and often provocative look at racism is a sequel to the award-winning Noughts & Crosses.For fourteen years, Sephy, a singer, struggles to raise her mixed-race child in an apartheid society, telling Callie Rose very little about her father, and trying to make her mark in the... show more
This thought-provoking and often provocative look at racism is a sequel to the award-winning Noughts & Crosses.For fourteen years, Sephy, a singer, struggles to raise her mixed-race child in an apartheid society, telling Callie Rose very little about her father, and trying to make her mark in the music business where she also has to deal with prejudice. But suddenly and dramatically, Callie discovers the truth about her parentage -- that her father, Callum, was hanged for terrorism! Can mother and daughter heal the rift that now opens between them? And can Callie ignore the pain of the past as she takes her own steps towards her future? This is a riveting and page-turning novel for ages twelve and up that will confirm Malorie Blackman’s status as one of today’s top authors for young readers.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: August 23rd 2005
Pages no: 364
Edition language: English
Series: Noughts & Crosses (#2)
Once again, Malorie Blackman has ripped my heat out and smashed it to a pulp within the space of two pages. That ending was horrific. This was an excellent sequel to Noughts and Crosses. It continued to not only be an intriguing story in itself, but deal with heavy real world issues. However, I didn...
Oh no. What a disappointing follow-up to Noughts and Crosses.I was blown away by Noughts and Crosses the first time I read it and this week when I read it for the second time I still highly enjoyed it. But Knife Edge just didn't really do it for me. I wanted to know what happened to Sephy and the ba...
1. Thought provoking2. Strong but not preachy message3. Deal with some very controversial issues superblyJust utterly amazing! To see my full review, click the link to my blog below:http://ohcakeycreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/knife-edge-by-malorie-blackman.html
This sequel to Noughts and Crosses is a lot slower moving than the first book in the series, and ends with an even bigger cliff-hanger. I'd already ordered the last book in the trilogy before reading this one, so it's not too big a deal, but it's always bothered me when books don't have a proper end...