Checkmate

What I’ve been up to

Basically, I’ve been busy reading through Checkmate, Malorie Blackman’s last book in the ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series. Is it a children’s book? I don’t care! Children’s books rock anyway… especially since I’ll be glued to Harry Potter 6 on Saturday.

Checkmate

For those of you familiar with Noughts and Crosses – Checkmate follows Callie Rose, Sephy and Callum’s daughter, through a series of flashbacks during which she learns the truth about her past.

For those of you who have no idea what I just said – Noughts and Crosses is basically a original look at racism through a society of rich, ruling ‘Crosses’, who are black, and minority ‘Noughts’ who are white. And then the human story of teenagers who fall in love, blah blah, read it and find out!

In other news – it’s Katie’s birthday on Monday and I need to get her a present sooner rather than later!

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11 Comments on :
What I’ve been up to

  1. Checkmate; I’ve only read a few chapters so far but it promises to be very good, as are the rest in the trilogy.

  2. tasha says:

    Its really good!

  3. tasha says:

    I’m soooooo excited about Harry potter coming out! Does anyone die in this one?

  4. Not to my knowledge, or no one of importance anyway.

  5. Red Dalek says:

    Obviously, spoiler postings on here will be removed But if you look through the newspapers over the last few months, you should get a good idea of who was *suspected* beforehand.

  6. i always find the bit who dies first then i read the book

  7. Red Dalek says:

    That’s terrible! My dad does it though… [shakes head]

  8. tasha says:

    That’s soooo silly!!

    Beth did that with noughts and crosses! Which is one of the worst books to do it with!

  9. Sure is.
    Especially as that’s the one that sets up the rest of the trilogy.

  10. And i normally read the last chapter first but i normally forget it when im reading it through

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