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“Twenty-four years ago, we began our work together, drawing back the veil of ignorance that conceals the world’s cruelties. We hoped to inspire our audience to become less cruel, less harmful. This is not what has happened."

Su lit a fire.
Rayen taught her friends how to kill.
Julia's ex started an epidemic.
But the Crosses are greater than the sum of their parts.

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Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published June 25th 2015
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Jane
Read it in one day, so it's either not very long or I was pretty absorbed (clue: both). This book is good because it's based on a great idea - that the young people of the earth will rise up and kill their elders for destroying the planet, then embark on a project of reafforestation and self-extinction - but even more so because it explores the great idea in so many nuanced and varied ways. This book could easily have been a polemic, but even though the author clearly has her own views on how ...more
Victoria
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I'm not usually a fan of science fiction novels but Crossed blew me away. The stunning prose and racing plot had me hooked from the first sentence. The epistolary format suited the story perfectly and only added to the suspense.

I didn't want it to end but I understood that it must. More novels please, Ms Blackwell!
Rachel Chin
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An epic dystopia of radical Eco friendliness.
It is perhaps a wise decision that the author made this novel brief, for be warned! Once begun, this book is difficult to put down. I read it in a day. And it was a really good day.
Eisah Eisah
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Melissa Gordon
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, where to start?

When I was contacted to write a review about this book, I will admit my expectations were not high. However, not only was I pleasantly surprised, I have been blown away.

How I felt as I read this book is hard to describe. How do you describe how you felt when you first read your favourite book? Or any book that really resonated with you? It hit me in all the right spots. I was outraged, anxious, fearful, nervous, excited, and resigned; just as everyone in the book must have
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Hannah Lumley
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Crossed takes an interesting idea and turns it into a great story, attacking the narrative from multiple angles to give a more global account about this triumph/downfall of humanity. Initially I was not sure that I would enjoy the changing delivery of voice and thought it may be confusing, but in fact I really enjoyed this decision by the end of the book - I think it added a lot to the themes of the story.

All in all an excellent read, I highly recommend. Nice and short - great for a short plane
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Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was short, but amazing. I enjoyed it immensely and am already thirsty for more. - Melissa, Customer Services
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