Author(s): Malorie Blackman
Just this once ...Please let me get away with it just this once ...Tobey wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few 'deliveries', just this once, would it hurt to say 'yes'? One small decision can change everything ...The fourth novel in Malorie Blackman's powerful Noughts Crosses sequence.
Explosively page-turning, dramatic and full of relevance for our world today, Double Cross is Malorie Blackman's fourth novel in the award-winning Noughts and Crosses sequence.
"Few writers can sustain a plot as well as Malorie Blackman" Sunday Telegraph "The danger of being sucked into and destroyed by this violent world is brilliantly handled by Blackman ... Blackman hangs an old story on a modern frame with terrific resonance" Inis "Blackman gets people, especially young adults, in all their tentativeness, determination and energy. She gets humanity as a whole, too. Most of all she writes a stonking good story" Carousel "This is a highly intelligent thriller with important things to say, and once again the distance between Blackman's imagined world and present-day inner city is beautifully judged. It deserves, and will find, a wide teenage readership" The School Librarian "It fizzes with strong emotion and grips with its authenticity, a highly-skilled piece of writing by a writer with all the right instincts ... Gutsy, spot-on and relevant ... and shocking too. A great read" -- Phil Hewitt Chichester Observer
MALORIE BLACKMAN is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has won many awards for her books for the Random House list, including the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award - Malorie is the only author to have won this award twice -and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award in 1994. Her work has also appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-award-winning TV serial.In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books.