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YAAAAAS!

Need a quote to change your life? Malorie Blackman has ’em all


Some books change your life. Some quotes change your life. And sometimes you get a book full of quotes that change how you think about the world.

Malorie Blackman is a hero of YA and children’s literature. She’s been writing books that teens (and adults, tbh) need since the early 90s and we actually love her more and more with every book that lands in our grabby hands.

Plus, she started YALC – the 3 days every year where British bookworms get to nerd out together and meet their heroes. Are you going this year?

The first book in the ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series introduces us to Sephy and Callum. Sephy is a Cross – one of the dark-skinned ruling class – and Callum is a nought – a “colourless” member of the class that were formerly slaves. They were friends as children, but now they’re older they’re not allowed to know each other. Against all odds, they begin to fall in love, but can their love survive the world they live in?

These are just a few of the quotes from the epic ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series that we just can’t get out of our heads.

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.