January Books 19) Noughts and Crosses, by Malorie Blackman
A grim young adult novel set in a world where the racism of our society is reversed and white "noughts" (or "blankers", to be rude) are oppressed by the ruling Crosses. The two young protagonists are from politically active families on opposite sides of the divide, but are childhood friends and hurtle to a tragic conclusion. It is very well written, though I felt it got just a little cluttered with teenage pregnancy and capital punishment alongside the impressive treatment of the big central issue.
Top LibraryThing Unsuggestion: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.