ACHUKA Book of the Day Fri 6 Mar 2020
The TV series tie-in edition of this classic YA novel, first published nearly 20 years ago (2001).
The first episode was broadcast on BBC1 on Thursday 5th March (World Book Day) and the whole series is available on iPlayer.
Sephy is a Cross: she lives a life of privilege and power. But she’s lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around her. Callum is a nought: he’s considered to be less than nothing – a blanker, there to serve Crosses – but he dreams of a better life. They’ve been friends since they were children, and they both know that’s as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies – love is out of the question. Then – in spite of a world that is fiercely against them – these star-crossed lovers choose each other. But this is love story that will lead both of them into terrible danger . . . and which will have shocking repercussions for generations to come.
The story eventually evolved into a sequence of 6 titles, culminating in Crossfire, published last summer .