This book is another example of a story told in first person by two narrators,much like Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Noughts and Crosses is told in turns by Callum and Sephy, the two main characters. They live in a twisted racist dystopia, where the crosses, who are rich chocolate skinned, rule the world. Sephy, a cross, is best friends with Calum, a lowly, white nought, the son of Sephy’s maid.
Inevitably, it turns out as a Romeo and Juliet situation, when the pair fall for each other and are pulled apart. Calum’s father and brother become involved in a dissident nought group, to fight the oppression of the noughts by the crosses. Callum has to choose between his family or the girl he loves.
A really good book, but just one piece of advice: don’t skip to the last page, because the ending is pretty shocking, and if you read it before the rest of the story it’ll ruin the book for you.
Four out of five stars.