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  • Published: 19 June 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141378657
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

Knife Edge




A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.

When truth and justice are no longer black and white issues . . .

Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father . . .

Jude is a Nought. Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his
family has suffered . . .

Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides?

A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.

  • Pub date: 19 June 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141378657
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. 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. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.

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