Thursday, May 14, 2009
Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
Reviewed by Mrs Rosie
Knife Edge is the second book in this series.
Crosses (are the blacks and they are superior) and Noughts (the whites, and they are inferior)
Racism in a quiet, mild form tied in with IRA type groups pitting their beliefs against the priviledged blacks, especially those blacks in authority - government (local/national).
Sephy is a cross, from a priviledged background, loves Callum (a nought) and gives birth to his child, a daughter called Callie Rose, after he swings from the gallows. Callie Rose is neither a cross or a nought and Sephy is living on the edge. She doesn't know who or where to turn for help, support or guidance.
Jude, a nought and part of the IRA type group is very bitter after his brother Callum's death and he blames Sephy.
This is quite different to what I expected and not what I would normally read, but I found it to be a very good read. Highly recommended.