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.

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Sephy takes a pregnancy test, which reveals she is pregnant with Callum’s child. Jude takes Jalorie Rose to Kamal’s house. Like Mother, like daughter. In the epilogue, it is revealed that both Callie and Tobey go to university to study law and that Tobey has set up and helps fund the Meadowview Shelter to help those with drug and alcohol addictions.

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Maybe, there was a time when I would, as the young Callie Rose did, believe what people told me and just assume that people were only telling me the truth. I loved how she crafted and developed all her characters throughout the books, especially Jude and Sephy. 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.

Published September 7th by Corgi Childrens first published June 30th However by keeping her at arms length Sephy fractured their relationship really badly. Malorif 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. It still works for me.


Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

I gave her a pat on the head and a kiss on the forehead instead. The last third of the book took me back into that mesmerized didn’t want to put it down state, but for a page book it took a while to get that drawn in.

I hope it’s Tobey but can’t be sure. Her best friend and later boyfriend, Tobey, is worried about his own future. Our main character from the first book, Sephy is back and she has had a daughter, Callie Rose whom she is raising by herself with the help of her mother and Callie’s father’s mother. Mar 24, K. She has made herself alone, and numb. I was disappointed that Sephy allowed Rose to go through life not feeling loved, however, as the book progressed Blackman painted a clear picture to explain Sephy’s actions.

The dialogue was also occasionally cheesy, but digestible. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’.

Apr 04, Georgia rated it it was amazing. He meets Rebecca, Vanessa Dowd’s daughter. Jasmine should not be so methodical.

Checkmate finishes the Naughts and Crosses series with a blah! Sephy has told Callie a lie about how her dad died to save her feelings and when she meets Uncle Jude he slowly starts to groom her so he can use her as a weapon for his revenge on Sephy.


As for the message that “We should be blckman the people we love! Callum is found in the garden and is arrested. Notify me of new comments via email. The book Noughts and Crosses is a dystopian fiction based in a 21st-century parallel universe.

Sephy confirms the rumours, and they decide on names for the child: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Callum is one of the first few noughts to start at Heathcroft, a high school for Crosses that now accepts the best-performing noughts.

Callum reveals to Sephy that he tried to catch up with her before she left for Chivers, and he was unable to catch up with her. Sephy’s checkmqte learn of byy pregnancy and pressure her to have an abortion, but Sephy repeatedly refuses.

So Sephy became a lot like Jasmine.

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

I only rated this book four and the others five as I just personally found the others more exciting and entertaining and this book dragged on a little, but this book was still great as a whole. Get to Know Us. Want to Read saving…. Blackman maintains the quality of her writing; she never disappoints, never fails to amaze.