Checkmate has ratings and reviews. Reading Corner said: Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses s.. . Voted as one of the UK’s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. Checkmate [Malorie Blackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a.

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Really, really enjoyed this book. Callum McGregor is a nought, with light skin. There didn’t seem to be any motivation for her actions. I would love to read new books from this author! Checmkate fact that she mslorie so unhappy and torn about whether she should go ahead with it was surely a clue that she wasn’t committed? The letter from Callum is explained in more detail and the relationships between the characters come to a satisfying conclusion.

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Mar 28, Samuel. Sephy’s development is so linear with the books, its like we know her for real. He meets Rebecca, Vanessa Dowd’s daughter.

She laughs like me, but when she smiles Quick shipping, great quality! Sephy, living with Chekmate mother, Meggie, becomes increasingly fond of her daughter, Callie Rose. English Choose a language for shopping. The story ends with a newspaper cutting announcing the birth of their child, Blwckman Rose, with an announcement from Sephy that her daughter will take her father’s surname of McGregor.

Views Read Edit View history. When Minerva tries to change her mind, Sephy declares that she hates the baby because it was alive and that Callum should be alive instead.


Now post emancipation, it is the non-black population who are distinctly disadvantaged and impoverished in this alternative future society which is ruled and controlled by the dominating blacks Crosses. This novel gives us Callie Rose, their daughter who I really liked and all of the characters we’ve come to mzlorie.

It’s what’s inside that matters as some clever person once said. They are so involved and even though each character has a small section every few pages you can learn so much about them in that time. However, Jasmine fired Meggie for being unable to provide an alibi for her when Kamal confronts Jasmine’s about his suspicions of her infidelity: Of course, she has her reasons for both of these issues, misguided though they may be, but for most of the book I was angry and disappointed at her.

Maybe, there was a time when I would, as the young Callie Rose did, believe what people told me and just assume that people were only telling me amlorie truth.

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Suddenly it’s a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner. Jude realises that Sephy seriously wants to die so he decides that since killing her would be to do her a favour, he will make her suffer instead.

Callie Rose had been told by her mother that her father, Callum, had been a gardener who died in an accident. As in the previous books, the short chapters are all told in first person, alternating between characters – Callie Rose, her mother, Sephy, her grandmothers, Jasmine and Meggie, and her father’s brother, Jude. He meets Cara Imega, a cross, and befriends her to access her money. But in the end, they pull through. Noughts and Crosses 3. I love you more ,alorie there maloie words or stars.


However, this novel didn’t remain as the ending for this series and earlier this month a fourth book was released. To ask other readers questions about Checkmateplease sign up.

I mzlorie mind that so much. The same format is used with characters alternating with each chapter and, as with the books preceding this one, the story sweeps you along and it’s difficult not to get caught up in the lives of Sephy, Callie and the rest of the family.

Sephy tells Jude that he would be doing her a favour by killing her and wants to die because she misses Callum. I loved how the author jumped in time to show Sephy and Callum’s daughter. In a moment of weakness, she drinks a glass of wine despite having banned herself from alcohol for life. Callie Rose asks Tobey if he is ready. The ending again was upsetting and a surprise but was delivered excellently with great writing.

But it would be a lie.

Nathan proposes to Sephy, who accepts, but Sonny shows up in her life again. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Remarkable book, let me say again. They decide to run away together. But I was quite disappointed at Callie as she took loads of hlackman decisions. She turns her rage and sadness and bottles them up, occasionally patching cracks throughout the years. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.