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05 Mar 2020, 1 comments, 36 like.
It's a strange feeling when something you've pictured for years only in your head as a book becomes adapted for screen! I whole heartedly recommend watching the new BBC adaptation of the award winning book, Noughts and Crosses. The moment the titles hit the screen I found myself streaming with tears of joy for something I've spent so long only being able to imagine! Malorie Blackman is an author I have admired for years, I discovered her writing having been sick from school and happening on an adaptation of her book Thief being repeated on the Channel 4 Schools programmes and remember going to the library and reading the book, and then Hacker and then Dangerous Reality, and then ANTIDOTE one after the other! I've been hooked to her writing ever since and relish the opportunity to read her new books as soon as they're released. Noughts and Crosses was a book that defined my school years, discovering young adult fiction written to talk about serious themes and address some pretty hefty inequalities in a world young me was immediately absorbed into. I'm going to sip this series weekly but it's all available to binge on iPlayer right now! Check out her books too! (This blurry picture taken when I was able to go to an interview with her in 2005 at the launch of Checkmate!) @malorie_blackman @noughtcrosstv @bbcone @mammothscreen https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p082w992 #NoughtsAndCrosses #MalorieBlackman #BBC #BBCOne #CallumAndSephy #YoungAdult #Books #Reading #TVAdaptation #MammothScreen