The hard-hitting new teenage novel from the acclaimed author of the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.
Noughts and Crosses has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award. Malorie has also won the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award and the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award as well as being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her work has appeared on screen and been adapted into a BAFTA-award-winning TV serial. In 2008 Malorie was honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature.
"An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best" Guardian "Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school ... [She] is a bold, engaging storyteller whose intellectual daring and clear prose reaches kids that other authors don't. I vote she becomes the next Children's Laureate" -- Amanda Craig The Times "Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away" -- Nick Tucker Independent