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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241443996
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $16.99

Endgame



The powerful conclusion to iconic author Malorie Blackman's ground-breaking Noughts & Crosses -the series that taught a generation to think and act differently.

Cross & Nought . . .
Years have passed since relationships between Crosses and Noughts were forbidden, but the secret, life-changing love story of Sephy Hadley and Callum McGregor has never been forgotten.

Black and White . . .
In many ways, people are more divided than ever. Aggressive lines are drawn on race, politics, class. Powerful dark corners of society have friends in high-up places. The media can't be trusted.

Life and Death . . .
The first Nought Prime Minister, Tobey Durbridge, has been framed for murder. He is determined to shift suspicion to one of the other people there the night of the crime. But one of them is Sephy herself, meaning Callie-Rose Hadley must now clear the names of her former boyfriend and her mother.

Love and Hate . . .
As they search for the truth, they unearth a lot more than they expected - including the fact that the murder is linked to the kidnapping of the teenagers in their lives. As they struggle to trust even each other, it is difficult to tell whether the truth will have terrible consequences, or bring peace, and maybe even hope for the future . . .


'The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be' STORMZY

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241443996
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.

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