But I found voicing my feelings about this book difficult. So I gave up. I was walking around trying to enjoy my time in the ever spectacular show that is Times Square but found my mind retreating back to my hotel room yearning for Callum and Sephy.
Sephy is a Cross — a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. 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? It takes our own society and history and turns it around, making white people the inferior race. It is a very effective tactic for revealing the underlying racism in the world nowadays and the harmful effects these attitudes have had on people subjected to it.
The shattering effect once the blinders are off is Noughts and crosses dystopia heartbreaking. He is too young at the time to deal with the situation in a constructive way, or to heal his fracturing family, to stay strong when one tragedy after another pushes him further away from whom he is inside.
It is this dissolution of family ties and self that hit me the hardest; the moment when the larger social conflict showed its destructive powers on a micro level. She may belong to a powerful family but they behave like strangers and antagonists than anything resembling a healthy family.
She wishes to believe the best of her father and mother, not realising they are the enemies to her friendship with Callum. I was so disappointed with her a number of times and only when she finally woke up and started to make a change in her life did I forgive her all the stupid things she did before out of her misguided ideals.
Maybe she redeemed herself at the end of the book, but I still think Callum was better off without her.
Oct 21, · Noughts and Crosses (Noughts and Crosses #1) by Malorie Blackman Genre: YA, dystopia, romance SUMMARY. Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. The Crosses are the ruling race. The other child, Callum, is the son of a lumber jack. He is a inferior white citizen and, like all other white citizens, he is a nought. BBC One and Mammoth are gearing up dystopian drama Noughts And Crosses with Being Human creator Toby Whithouse and director Kibwe Tavares.
They may say they are fighting against racism or for their rights, but the tactics themselves discredit them in the eyes of the majority of people, noughts included. Yet when faced with the utter hopelessness of the situation, the repression, and blatant injustices, I can very well understand how some would choose this type of response, even if it is very misguided and destructive.
They themselves are just as bigoted and repressive as the system.
Please — that is no way to form a resistance and offer it to the people as a viable choice. It is the classic Romeo and Juliet scenario, only the Juliet here is even more annoying. It would have been equally effective if our protagonists Sephy and Callum were just friends.
They did not need to fall in love to make us care about the world they lived in. It was especially galling that in the end nothing changed for all the grand gestures they tried to make.
Did they even have an alternative option?
Both sides are firmly entrenched on opposing ends, both victims of a system put up in the past. Noughts and Crosses police themselves and anyone trying to change things is punished for it in one way or the other.
Perhaps the sequels move the fight for equality further along, but I sincerely doubt it. This is one of the darkest dystopias, almost on the level of Maybe that is why romance is put into the very centre of it, to make up for the bleak and hopeless situation in order to not utterly depress the reader.Noughts And Crosses Dystopia.
Noughts and Crosses Noughts and Crosses" by Malorie Blackman is a novel which follows the lives and experiences of two characters, Callum and Sephy.
Throughout the book Blackman deals with a number of issues including relationships, alcohol abuse, power abuse, depression and violence. The Noughts and Crosses series, by Malorie Blackman These books provide a brilliant insight into how racism permeates society, on an individual and structural level.
They’re also, if memory serves, a completely gripping story. Noughts + Crosses follows two young people Sephy and Callum, played by Baduza and Rowan respectively, who are divided by their colour but united by love.
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Jan 15, · Noughts & Crosses is a diff So I've kind of put off reviewing this book for a bit over two weeks now, I know I know shame on me I know. But I did have my reasons (somewhat) and I think I just needed this story to sit in my brain for a while/5(K).
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