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Nought Forever

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Written by: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Penguin Random House

I’ve never been shot before. It’s dark but I keep seeing white flashes before my eyes like spots of lightning jabbing at me. Am I going into shock? Must be. But I can’t pass out, not now. Then I’ll be dead for sure.

Dan is on the run – hiding from a ruthless nought gang who want him dead.

It’s one of those nights. One of those nights where I sit alone and watch the world go by. One of those nights when if my hatred were fuel, I would happily light a match and watch the whole world burn.

Eva just wants to be left alone to mourn her daughter. But when a badly wounded Dan crosses her path, she’s compelled to help. Both are hiding dark secrets from their past. Both have reasons to fear the other. But they are both connected to each other too, and before the night is over, Eva will be forced to choose: betray Dan, or protect him – whatever the cost?

PLEASE NOTE: This book contains adult themes and strong language

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Reviews from Toppsta

“The story is about two people Dan & Eva. Dan is shot and Eva hides him from the bad people who come to look for him. I haven’t read any of the Noughts & Crosses series but thoroughly enjoyed this book and can see how you could easily get hooked into this series. I would say it’s suitable for teenagers onwards, not for primary school children.” – Read by an adult

“The story is about Dan and Eva. Dan is on the run from a gang. I haven’t read the other books in this series, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.” – Read by an adult

“This is a book that I think is aimed at older children, 12+. There is some language that I don’t think is appropriate for younger readers although it is very in keeping with the themes and the tension in the story. The story is written from the perspective of 2 different characters, Dan and Eva. Their lives have become entwined because of a chance happening and it is so exciting to see whether Eva is going to help Dan or not. For anyone like me who has not read any of the Noughts and Crosses books, I am sure this will have you hooked and ready to read more of this series. I certainly will. This is such a page turner!” – Read by an adult

You can read more reviews for Nought Forever over on Toppsta

    About the Author

    Malorie Blackman

    Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children’s books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’. Malorie Blackman was the Children’s Laureate 2013–15.

    Twitter: @malorieblackman
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