MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.
Blackman's absorbing but alarming novel deals with themes of racism and prejudice...Unforgettable * Independent * Stimulating and emotionally satisfying * Financial Times * A gritty read for older children . . . At times this is a beautiful love story; at other times it is a harrowing and moral tale... * Bookseller * Packs some powerful political punches...But Blackman never compromises the story, which is dramatic, moving and brave * Guardian * Inter-racial teenage love has never been more painful -- Amanda Craig * The Times *