Book Club Choice #2: Noughts And Crosses

Following the success of our previous book club discussion, I am pleased to announce the second F-Word book club choice. This months choice was nominated by Lindsey:

“I’d like to nominate Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses, a YA [novel] re-imagining of life based on reveresed race relations. It follows the story of a rich black daughter of a politician and a poor white boy whose family get involved in terrorism, and how the dynamics of their society complicate their feelings for each other. It’s a great text for exploring ideas of privilege.”

You can still nominate books for the f-word book club, and you will be most welcome to do so.


Noughts and Crosses is the first in a series of (so far) three books, and a fourth book is due to be published any day now. The full series (so far) in order is: Noughts and Crosses, Knife Edge, Checkmate, and (soon) Double Cross.