Another, alternate world. The Crosses run the world. The Noughts are considered, at best, less than human. On the surface, this is a Romeo and Juliet analogue, with a Nought boy and a Cross girl, star-crossed lovers growing up with the odds against them. This examination of race and its effects is stunning in its honesty, integrity, and its refusal to talk down to its audience. It grapples with the effects of racism and asks readers to consider terrorism from another angle. This book draws from real-world situations large and small and asks you to consider your place in it.