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Checkmate by Malorie Blackman
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May 24, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, library-reserved, month-06, ya
Read from May 24 to June 01, 2011

The last in the Noughts & Crosses trilogy catches up with Sephy & Callum's daughter Callie Rose as a teen. She's trying to find her place in the world but is hamstrung by the dire family relationships around her and her discovery of what really happened to her dad. When her mysterious uncle Jude makes contact, Callie looks set to join the Liberation Militia and become notorious in her own right.

Took me a while to get through this one; it could have used a bit of editing down. I got frustrated with the lack of communication, between Sephy & Callie, Sephy & her mother-in-law, Sephy & her own mother. Basically Sephy was quite annoying!

Overall I would say that Noughts & Crosses itself is well worth reading; the sequels less so.

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