Tuesday, 23 April 2013

World Book Night Giveaway: 'Noughts and Crosses' by Malorie Blackman


It's World Book Night and I applied and have been selected to give away 23 copies of my chosen book to as wide a selection of people as possible.  I picked this book for young adults which I read last year. Not for younger kids, but suitable for those aged 13 up.  I enjoyed it a lot, though found the ending a bit harrowing. Here's a quote from the Guardian review - a bit pushed for time to write my own.

'The first book in a superb trilogy of discrimination and injustice, set in a world where black is right and white is wrong, comes the story of two lovers, fighting against the world to be together. Sephy (daughter of one of the leading Crosses) and Callum (a lowly Nought, whose mother was Sephy's nanny) are two best friends who eventually fall in love, and their journey together as they try to pick up the pieces after a bomb goes off.'

So far I've managed to give away just one copy - to a traffic warden doing a survey in the local library.  But I'm going out tonight with some mums who have teens so I will take some copies with me.

So I've got two copies to anyone out there who would like to read this book themselves or to pass it on to a teen.  Just leave a comment if you want to join in.


  1. Well done! I would have loved to have joined in but only found out about World Book Night when it was too late to apply. I would probably have picked Sebastian Barry's 'A Sacred Scripture' although I really enjoyed 'The Girl With A Pearl Earring' as well.

  2. The Sebastian Barry book is on my shelf unread - will give it a try. 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' is one of my favourites too. You are welcome to a copy of 'Noughts and Crosses' if you'd like one. Just let me know.