Books that SERIOUSLY... Made us cry: Noughts and Crosses


Hey guys, we're kicking of our new 'Books that SERIOUSLY...' feature here with the monthly topic being:

Books that SERIOUSLY... Made us cry

Despite the fact that actually it's almost the end of the month...*(cough)*... for the remaining of October  we will be looking at books that pulled at out heart strings and made our eyes fill will tears... or in reality; start ugly-crying...

When someone asks us what books made us cry (and let's not lie, there are quite a few) the first one that always pops in our heads is Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses.

And to be honest, it's not just the first book in the series of 4, it's pretty much all of them... but the first one made us cry the most...

If you haven't read them yet, you really should, it is an amazing book series!

For those of you who have read them... ahhhhhh the ending of Noughts and Crosses!!!!! THAT is when we were properly sobbing and saying WHY??! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING??! Not gonna say what happens... but OMYGOSH!!!!

Some Quotes we love from Noughts and Crosses:
“Just remember, Callum when you’re floating up and up in your bubble, that bubbles have a habit of bursting. The higher you climb, the further you have to fall."

“I used to comfort myself with the belief that it was only certain individuals and their peculiar notions that spoilt things for the rest of us. But how many individuals does it take before it's not the individuals who are prejudiced but society itself?” 

“Love was like an avalanche, with Sephy and I hand-in-hand racing like hell to get out of it's way - only, instead of running away from it, we kept running straight towards it.”

And the one that had us sobbing:
“Dear God, please let him have heard me. Please.
If you're up there.

Here's the blurb:

Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought – a ‘colourless’ member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. 

The two have been friends since early childhood. But that’s as far as it can go. 

Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools… 

Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum – a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger…
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