noughts and crosses

noughts and crosses

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  • Noughts & Crosses tells the story of two young people: a girl called Sephyand a boy called Callum. Callum is a nought – he's white, from a poorfamily and lives on a rough estate. Sephy is a Cross – she's black, from awealthy, powerful family and lives in a grand country house with a privatebeach.
  • The story takes place in world very similar to our own, apart from themassive split between noughts and Crosses. Crosses are the ruling classand noughts struggle against prejudice, poverty and low status
  • It's almost unheard of for a Cross to be friends with a nought, but Sephyand Callum are very close and eventually become lovers. Even so, Callumsometimes feels Sephy doesn't understand the prejudice he faces. Sephyis frustrated that Callum doesn't realise how hard she tries to understandand that she has her own problems with her cold, snobbish family.
  • Callum's dad and brother get involved with a nought terrorist organisation.Callum initially hates the violence but after his sister dies and his dad iskilled in prison, he turns terrorist too. He hardens himself to the violencebut when he is involved in kidnapping Sephy, he realises that he shouldnever have joined the organisation.
  • Despite Sephy and Callum's love for each other, there's no place in theirsociety for a nought and a Cross who want to be together. The story endswith Sephy pregnant with Callum's child and Callum being executed forterrorism.
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