"Can the future ever erase the past?"
Callie Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father in a society where the fair-skinned noughts are treated as the lower people of society and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted discrimination. Sephy, her mother, has told Callie virtually nothing about her father, but as she grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her father and becomes determined to find out more. But her father's family has a complicated history - one tied up with the fight for equality for the Nought population. And as Callie takes her first steps away from Sephy and into the world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner . . .
Author: Malorie Blackman
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Random House (2004)
Not Suitable For Young Readers