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Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses series.

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

The only character who doesn’t annoy gets killed in the end which added to my dis I found this book quite sappy and it shouldn’t have been because it’s definitely not a sappy story. So Mslorie became a lot like Jasmine.

She has made herself alone, and numb. Callie Rose starts dating Lucas, a cross who is an ex-friend’s brother. But in the end, they pull through. I really liked how Malorie Blackman explored the difficulty individuals can have growing up as mixed race. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Likewise, I thought that Nathan and Sephy made a good couple. Sephy tells Callum that she had seen Andrew, without knowing his identity, in her house with Kamal, which shows that Andrew is a government informer.

Jasmine, in her will, gives both houses, including the beach, to Sephy. We’ve been with Sephy for three books now, and we’ve seen her grow from a carefree child, to a bitter teenager, to a dissipated woman; she’s so clear on the pages its impressive.


Callum says in the letter he greatly wishes that he had been able to stay with Sephy, as he loved her so much. Checkmate was one of the books that grabbed my attention in such a way that I wasn’t able to shut the book before completing it.

However, he cannot keep clinging to some kind of no-man’s land while the neighbourhood around him is carved up by rival gangs, one headed by a ruthless man, Alex McAuley, the head of a gang of noughts, and another headed by the Dowds, the head of a gang of crosses.

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As chekcmate character narrating the story changes with each chapter, each narrator is played by a different actor. I forced myself to meet her contemptuous gaze. Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with vheckmate heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Refresh and try again.

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. 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.


Blaackman 07, Lauren rated it really liked it. Review Text “A perfect end to an important and thought-provoking trilogy” show more. Kamal makes a similar offer to Callum but also wants Callum to say publicly that he raped dheckmate.

It meant I could watch her, drink her in without her protest.

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Sephy’s development is so linear with the books, its like we know her for real. Jul 28, James rated it really liked it. Books by Malorie Blackman. Meanwhile, Callum’s elder brother, Jude, and his father, Ryan, join the Liberation Militia LMa violent terrorist organisation against Cross supremacy.

Many, many thoughts are expressed. I loved the fact that Malorie Blackman allowed us to witness Callie Rose growing up as it gave me insi Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses series. Her best friend and later boyfriend, Tobey, is worried about his own future. But days have gone and most of what I wanted to write has gone with them. She used Nathan to forget about her problems. They fall asleep after making love.

The ending was terrible, it basically ruined the whole series for me.