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Naughts & Crosses (2001)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0552555703, Paperback)Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.
Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought -- a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?
In this gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel, black and white are right and wrong.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:00 -0400)
In a world where the pale-skinned Noughts are discriminated against by the politically and socially powerful dark-skinned Crosses, teenagers Callum--a Nought--and Sephy--a Cross--test whether their love is strong enough to survive their society's racism.
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