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The series is speculative fiction describing an alternative history in which native African people had colonised the European people , rather than the other way around, with Africans having made Europeans their slaves.
The series takes place in an alternative 21st-century Britain. At the time of the series, slavery had been abolished for some time, but segregation, similar to the Jim Crow Laws , continues to operate to keep the crosses dark-skinned people in control of the noughts lighter-skinned people. An international organisation, the Pangaean Economic Community, exists.
Seeming to be similar to the United Nations in scope but similar to the European Union in powers, it is playing a role in forcing change by directives and boycotts. The book is written from two different perspectives — Callum's and Sephy's Persephone — and their experiences of their entwined but very different worlds.
The chapters alternate, with even chapters being Callum's and odd ones Sephy's. The book Noughts and Crosses is an alternate reality fiction based in a 22nd-century parallel universe. Their world, technologically at least, is similar to the one we live in today: about the same jobs, same type of government etc. But there is one key difference: equality between races is lacking and there aren't many laws or constitutions to protect from discrimination.
There are two races in the book: the Crosses darker-skinned people the race with the individuals owning most of the wealth, good jobs, different and better schools etc. The second race, the noughts lighter-skinned people are at the poorer end of society usually doing manual labour or being servants to Crosses, with poor schools — if any at all.
Sephy full name Persephone Hadley is a Cross. She is the daughter of a wealthy senior politician, Kamal Hadley, who later takes office as Prime Minister.
Callum McGregor is a nought. However, Jasmine fired Meggie for being unable to provide an alibi for her when Kamal confronts Jasmine about his suspicions of her infidelity: that is only strongly suggested for now but is made explicit later. Since then, Sephy and Callum's friendship has been secret, as such interracial friendships are frowned upon by society.
Callum is one of the first few noughts to start at Heathcroft, a high school for Crosses that now accepts the best-performing noughts. Sephy is overjoyed to find that Callum is in her class after helping him pass the entrance examination. However, most of her classmates do not accept her association with a nought. The two develop a more intimate connection, and Sephy does not care about the opposition and even sits at a table with noughts.
That angers Callum, but the two make up. Meanwhile, Callum's elder brother, Jude, and his father, Ryan, join the Liberation Militia LM , a violent paramilitary organisation against Cross supremacy. Jasmine becomes an alcoholic. Callum's troubled elder sister, Lynette, commits suicide by throwing herself in front of a bus.
Only Callum knows that it was suicide, as Lynette had left him a secret note that talks of her depression after an attack on her and her Cross boyfriend. Everyone else thinks that it was a tragic accident, despite all of her previous suicide attempts. Callum is also accused after he tells Sephy to get out of the shopping centre but he is spared due to a lack of evidence. Callum has to leave school, and Ryan faces the gallows.
Jasmine, remembering that she used to be friends with the McGregor family, secretly hires a prominent Cross lawyer to defend Ryan. Escaping hanging, Ryan is given a life sentence but is killed by an electric fence , supposedly in an escape attempt.
Sephy decides to start anew and persuades a reluctant Jasmine to let her attend a boarding school , Chivers. Sephy has not heard from Callum for a week so she writes him a letter asking him to run away with her and telling him that she will be leaving for Chivers if he does not contact her.
However, Callum has decided to join the LM, against the wishes of his mother, and he does not read the letter until just before Sephy leaves. Callum sprints to Sephy's house and fails to catch up with the car as it pulls out of the driveway. Having not seen Callum running behind, Sephy concludes that their friendship is no longer as important to him as she had thought. Years later, Sephy returns home from Chivers. She enters the house and discovers that Callum had left her a letter telling her to meet him at the family's private beach.
Sephy decides to meet up with him but later she finds out that Callum is there with others from the LM to kidnap her and hold her hostage. Jude punches Sephy in the stomach, and the gang members take her to their hideout. The members of the LM deliver a message to Sephy's father, Kamal, to release at least five LMs from prison and pay money if he wants to see Sephy alive.
Andrew informs Kamal of where two of the LM team members are while they are making phone calls. One is killed, and the other is put in jail. During a time alone, Callum visits a hurt Sephy in the room where she is being held. Callum reveals to Sephy that he unsuccessfully tried to catch up with her before she left for Chivers. Their love rekindles and, after Callum whispers that he loves her, they have sex in Sephy's cell. Afterwards, Sephy cannot seem to stop crying, and Jude walks in.
He calls Callum an idiot for sleeping with her. Sephy escapes into the woods and is soon chased by Jude and Morgan, the other survivor. Callum finds her and gives false instructions to the others. Callum then gives Sephy instructions to escape. Sephy tells Callum that she had seen Andrew, without knowing his identity, in her house with Kamal, which shows that Andrew is a government informer.
Callum tells Jude and Morgan what Sephy said about Andrew. They agree to split up and keep a low profile for six months and not meet up again until Callum's birthday. Sephy feels an unusual tummy bug come on. Her sister, Minerva, asks if she is pregnant, which Sephy denies. Sephy takes a pregnancy test, which reveals she is pregnant with Callum's child. Meanwhile, Callum is working as a mechanic, as a cover, and hears Kamal on the radio; he has to confirm or deny rumours that his daughter is pregnant.
Sephy's parents learn of her pregnancy and pressure her to have an abortion, but Sephy repeatedly refuses. Callum then meets Sephy in the Hadleys' rose garden. Sephy confirms the rumours, and they decide on names for the child: Ryan, after Callum's father, if it is a boy, and Callie Rose if it is a girl. Callum is found in the garden and is arrested. No one believes Sephy when she maintains that she was not raped.
Callum stands trial and is sentenced to be hanged. Kamal tells Sephy that if she keeps her child, Callum will be hanged, but if she has the abortion, he will serve years in prison instead. Kamal makes a similar offer to Callum but also wants Callum to say publicly that he raped her.
Both decide to keep the baby. Sephy is a Cross, the privileged group in society, but Callum, the father of her child, was a nought. Callum's brother, Jude, blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered and is determined to destroy Sephy's life by any means necessary. He meets Cara Imega, a Cross, and befriends her to access her money. Sephy, living with Callum's mother, Meggie, becomes increasingly fond of her daughter, Callie Rose.
Callum's guard, Jack, delivers a letter, written by Callum before he died, saying that he never loved her and could not believe that she was stupid enough to fall for him. Meggie tries to make Sephy believe that Callum was forced to write the letter by the rest of the gang, but the letter is so hurtful that Sephy believes it and develops postnatal depression. She meets Jaxon, a hot-tempered man with a band, the Midges.
He offers Sephy a singing part, but the noughts are prejudiced against her because she is a Cross. She begins to neglect Callie Rose. Cara spends a lot of time with Jude. Although he loathes Crosses, he begins to fall in love with her. Frustrated and confused with his feelings for a Cross, Jude beats her severely and runs off with a large amount of money. After she dies in hospital, Jude is eventually arrested and charged with Cara's murder. He is virtually certain to get the death sentence since his fingerprints are all over her apartment and had been seen with her by several witnesses.
Sephy struggles with seeing Meggie losing the last remaining member of her family. Sephy decides, for Meggie's sake, to give Jude a false alibi for Cara's death. Jude, even though Sephy saved his miserable life, still holds his grudge against her and plots a terrible revenge. Sephy's life begins to fall apart.
The Crosses hate her because she helped Jude escape the noose, the noughts because she did not come to his aid sooner. She hugs her daughter too tightly while she sings the famous song "Rainbow Child". Callie Rose stops breathing, and Meggie screams at Sephy, "What have you done?
Callie Rose struggles with growing up as half-nought and half-cross after she learns the truth about her nought father's life from her friend, Tobey, who calls her a terrorist's daughter. Callie Rose had been told by her mother that her father, Callum, had been a gardener who died in an accident.
Callie Rose becomes angry with her mother, Sephy, for hiding the truth. She decides to follow the path of her father. She also cuts off her friendship with nought Tobey despite his attempts to apologise. Sephy feels trapped and rejects an offer of marriage from her boyfriend, Sonny. She meets Nathan, the owner of the restaurant in which she sings, and the two start a relationship.
Jude takes Callie Rose to Kamal's house. After Kamal denies that she is his granddaughter, Jude, now the General of the LM, exploits her anger to groom her to become a suicide bomber.
Callie Rose starts dating Lucas, a cross who is an ex-friend's brother. Jasmine, Sephy's mother, does what she can to bring Callie and Sephy closer together but develops breast cancer and struggles with her life.
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