Blackman, Malorie. Naughts & Crosses.BLACKMAN, Malorie. Naughts & Crosses. Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster
U.S. publishing company. It was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Simon (1899–1960) and M. Lincoln Schuster (1897–1970), whose initial project, the original crossword-puzzle book, was a best-seller. . 387p. c2005. 0-689-04333-3. $15.95. JS
Blackman takes modern society and turns it inside out. Naughts are nothing, the lowest class, as pale in society as their white skin. Crosses are the ruling class, black, powerful and in charge. And naughts and Crosses do not mix. Ever. Callum, a naught, and Sephy, a Cross, grow up and play together while Callum's mother works for Sephy's family. The two continue their friendship over the years in secret, meeting on the beach out of sight of everyone else and sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. But everything changes once Callum is one of a handful of naughts selected to integrate Sephy's Cross school.
In this modern-day Adj. 1. modern-day - characteristic of the present; "contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine"
modern - belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet
star-crossed lovers die as teenagers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
See : Death, Premature
Romeo and Juliet
archetypal star-crossed lovers. [Br. Lit. story, told by alternating narrators, the two teens face the pressures of family and society that condemn To adjudge or find guilty of a crime and sentence. To declare a building or ship unsafe for use or occupancy. To decide that a navigable vessel is a prize or is unfit for service. their relationship and place them on opposite sides of the social continuum Continuum (pl. -tinua or -tinuums) can refer to:
J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.
S--Recommended for senior high school students.