Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. Just this once. Please let me get away with it just this once. Tobey wants a better life — for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in.
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Preview — Double Cross by Malorie Blackman. Tobey wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few 'deliveries', just this once, would it hurt to say 'yes'? Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published November 6th by Doubleday Childrens first published November 6th More Details Original Title.
Noughts and Crosses 4. Persephone 'Sephy' Hadley. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Double Cross , please sign up. How do we read the books , what do we press? Aliyah You cant this website doesnt allow you but heres a webiste that does and is way better. See 1 question about Double Cross….
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 20, Reading Corner rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book but I think the series should have ended on the last book as this one seemed pretty unnecessary and didn't add much to the overall series.
Double Cross was definitely good but it was my least favourite out of the series as it follows a pretty irrelevant character,Callie's best friend,Tobey. I did enjoy the story but I feel it would have been better as a stand alone and not associated with the series. The book was still fantastic as Malorie creates an amazing story again while st I enjoyed this book but I think the series should have ended on the last book as this one seemed pretty unnecessary and didn't add much to the overall series.
The book was still fantastic as Malorie creates an amazing story again while still providing character depth and generating interest for their well being. However,I would have loved to see more Sephy,Meggie and Callie. Great book but personally I thought it was pretty irrelevant to the series. I would definitely still recommend it though.
View all 7 comments. Jul 28, James rated it really liked it. Now post emancipation, it is the non-black population who are distinctly disadvantaged and impoverished in this alternative future society which is ruled and controlled by the dominating blacks Crosses.
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. Moreover — to consider the possibility of a third way — a society run entirely along non-racially defined power structures. This is an original, intelligent, perceptive and though-provoking series of books — and whilst squarely aimed at the Young Adult market, it clearly transcends the restrictive boundaries of that genre.
It is very encouraging that Blackman's series of books has been so successful and is widely read and made available in UK schools — as it quite rightly should continue to be.
Dec 24, Emily B rated it liked it. This is the best series I have ever read. I loved all the characters, especially Callum and Tobey. So glad I marathoned it and I would recommend it to anyone. It's so gripping, hard-hitting, action packed and I became obsessed.
Bye bye noughts and crosses : This is the best series I have ever read. View 2 comments. Thoughts to come. Jun 13, Shaz rated it it was ok Shelves: This book follows a character who is completely irrelevant in the rest of the books and his story was very uninteresting and didn't leave me with anything.
I hear this book was an afterthought anyway and this series was originally going to be the first three books which is how I choo 2. I hear this book was an afterthought anyway and this series was originally going to be the first three books which is how I choose to view them having read this.
I'll definitely be giving this book a miss whenever I decide to give the series a re-read. Also if you're reading this review after having already read the previous three books in this series and you want to read this as it seems a few things from there may be resolved in this one, they aren't. That book Checkmate wraps up the story that began in Noughts and Crosses and this books is just another random character's story.
View 1 comment. Mar 19, Anne Osterlund rated it really liked it. Toby is in love with his best friend, Callie. Which is more than enough to deal with for your average hot-blooded teenage guy. Like the racial turf war being fought by the two kingpins who are busy holding everyone down.
What he has no Toby is in love with his best friend, Callie. What he has no clue about is the reason why. Toby is an unlikely, gutsy, and intriguing hero. Noughts and Crosses is a powerful quartet, one I recommend to fans of mature YA. Note: I wound up ordering this book through an international bookseller via Amazon. The first three novels in the series are easy to obtain the U. It is directly related to the prior books and is definitely worth a little extra effort to track down.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Not really sure what I expected from this book. Tobey was a great character in all except his weakness for Callie, who was as annoying as ever. She suffers from a horrible disease which has symptoms of bitchiness, moodiness and erratic behavior. Diagnosis: insecurity. Sephy was also annoying; you would think that she wouldn't be so quick to judge and separate Callie and Tobias after her own experiences with Callie.
Speaking of which, did anyone else see the parallels? Or was that supposed to be Not really sure what I expected from this book. Or was that supposed to be a cutesy angle: best friends in love with each other, who go straight from kissing to doing the down and dirty.
Ah, all those raging hormones. Double Cross didn't focus as much on the Noughts and Crosses, but instead on the underworld. Tobey's manipulative and intelligent plans were interesting to watch unfold. Blackman has a habit it seems of killing the best characters, like Cara from Knife Edge and Rebecca. A good ending always finishes with sacrifices, and to be absolutely honest I think I would have preferred it if the lamb was Callie and not Rebecca.
Apr 26, Suzanne winterscribbler Cole rated it it was ok Shelves: young-adult , reviewed. Avert eyes now!!! I miss him So I think his death at the end of the last book was perfect, devastating but perfect for the character and clearly the end he was always running towards. But in the early stages of 'Double Cross' I began to have a small feeling of doubt, could he have survived, somehow I couldn't completely put it past him.
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The series is speculative fiction describing an alternative history in which native African people had colonised 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. At the time of the series, slavery had been abolished for some time, but segregation, similar to the Jim Crow Laws , continues to operate to keep the crosses dark-skinned people in control of the noughts lighter-skinned people. An international organisation, the Pangaean Economic Community, exists. Seeming to be similar to the United Nations in scope but similar to the European Union in powers, it is playing a role in forcing change by directives and boycotts. The book Noughts and Crosses is an alternate reality fiction based in a 21st-century parallel universe. Their world, technologically at least, is similar to the one we live in today: about the same jobs, same type of government etc.
A lot has happened, and there is much catching up to be done. Callie Rose is the daughter of Sephy, a "Cross" from the ruling black elite, and Callum, a "Nought" from the colourless underclass. The flowering of her parents' transgressive romance in a world of social injustice and violent activism kicked off the series in the book that gave it its name. As this latest novel begins, year-old Callie is struggling to come to terms with a bomb blast that killed her grandmother Jasmine and dangerous uncle Jude.
Tobey wants a better life - for him and for Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the violent gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some extra money, how much could it hurt to just this once say 'yes'? Callie Rose knows all about the danger of saying 'yes'.