Naughts and crosses

History[ edit ] Games played on three-in-a-row boards can be traced back to ancient Egypt[5] where such game boards have been found on roofing tiles dating from around BCE. It was called terni lapilli three pebbles at a time and instead of having any number of pieces, each player only had three, thus they had to move them around to empty spaces to keep playing.

Naughts and crosses

Knife Edge The book Noughts and Crosses is a dystopian fiction based in a 21st-century parallel universe. Their world, technologically at least, is similar to the one we live in today: But there is one key difference: There are two races in the book: Whilst the second race: Sephy or her full name Persephone Hadley is a Cross, with dark skin, and the daughter of a wealthy senior politician, Kamal Hadley - who later takes office as president.

Callum McGregor is a nought, with light skin.

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Only then did Meggie realise her mistake. As best friends, their relationship is frowned upon by society, like interracial friendships in the Southern United States before the Civil Rights Movement but in reverse, as dark skin is considered much better to have than light skin.

Callum is one of the first few noughts to start at Heathcroft, a high school for Crosses that now accepts the best-performing noughts. Sephy is overjoyed to find that Callum is in her class after helping him pass the entrance examination.

However, most of her classmates do not accept her association with a nought. The two develop a more intimate connection, and Sephy does not care Naughts and crosses the opposition and even sits with at a table with noughts.

That angers Callum, but the two make up. Jasmine becomes an alcoholic.

Naughts and crosses

Only Callum knows that it was suicide, as Lynette had left him a secret note that talks of her depression after an attack on her and her Cross boyfriend. Everyone else thinks that it was a tragic accident, despite all of her previous suicide attempts.

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Callum is also accused after he tells Sephy to get out of the shopping centre but goes free for lack of evidence. Callum has to leave school, and Ryan faces the gallows. Jasmine, remembering that she used to be friends with the McGregor family, secretly hires a prominent Cross lawyer to defend Ryan.

Escaping hanging, Ryan gets a life sentence but is killed by an electric fencesupposedly in an escape attempt. Sephy decides to get a new start and persuades a reluctant Jasmine to let her attend a boarding schoolChivers.

Sephy has not heard from Callum for a week so she writes him a letter asking him to run away with her and telling him that she will be leaving for Chivers if he does not contact her.

However, Callum has decided to join the LM, against the wishes of his mother, and he does not read the letter until just before Sephy leaves. Having not seen Callum running behind, Sephy concludes that their friendship is no longer as important to him as she had thought.

Years later, Sephy returns home from Chivers. Sephy decides to meet up with him but later she finds out that Callum is there with others from the LM to kidnap her and hold her hostage.

Jude punches Sephy in the stomach, and the gang members take her to their hideout. Andrew informs Kamal of where two of the LM team members are while they are making phone calls. One is killed, and the other is put in jail.

During a time alone, Callum visits a hurt Sephy in the room where she is being held. Callum reveals to Sephy that he tried to catch up with her before she left for Chivers, and he was unable to catch up with her. Their love rekindles and, after Callum whispers that he loves her, they make love.

Afterwards, Sephy cannot seem to stop crying, and Jude walks in. He calls Callum an idiot for sleeping with her. Sephy escapes into the woods and is soon chased by Jude and Morgan, the other survivor. Callum finds her and gives false instructions to the others. Callum then gives Sephy instructions to escape.

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. Callum tells the rest of the gang what Sephy said about Andrew. Sephy feels an unusual tummy bug come on. Her sister, Minerva, asks if she is pregnant, which Sephy denies.

Meanwhile, Callum is working as a mechanic, as a cover, and hears Kamal on the radio, denying rumours that his daughter is pregnant. Sephy confirms the rumours, and they decide on names for the child:Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman Callum is a naught, a second-class citizen in a society run by the ruling Crosses.

Sephy is a Cross, and daughter of the man slated to become prime minister/5(37). Book censors will be pleased (or perhaps disappointed) that the fictional terms Naughts and Crosses, and fictional racial slurs, blankers and daggers, cannot be found particularly offensive due to /5().

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