'A brilliant novel that will really make you feel for the characters. It will make you cry, laugh and cry some more'
I didn't think I would like this book, as the front cover is quite plain and boring looking. However once I got into it I found it very exiting and fast-paced, which I always like.
Basically in this world black people live like kings – and white people like slaves. Cullum is a nought (white), while Sephy is a cross (black). They are forbidden to see each other – but they do. Cullum's older brother and father are all against the crosses and are out to show them what they are made of, and want to get revenge for the way they have been treated. Unfortunately the father is killed in the process (well he kind of commits suicide). Then the family goes on the run to fight for their lives.
This is a 443 page brilliant novel that will really make you feel for the characters. It will make you cry, laugh and cry some more. I recommend this to readers aged 12+. A very well written novel, I would definitely recommend it. Definitely 5 stars