Noble Conflict, by Malorie Blackman.

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Noble Conflict


Noble Conflict, by Malorie Blackman.

This is a fabulous teenage/young adult novel.  Terrorism is a topic very relevant today, but one that is difficult to grasp for many young people.  A tough theme to tackle for any author, I think Malorie Blackman handles it superbly, in such a way that the issue of morality and terrorism, and the dangers of being misguided will be much better understood by youth readers.  In ‘Noble Conflict’, one young man’s journey to the truth turns his world upside down.  Right becomes wrong, good becomes evil.  With characters that will appeal to young adults readers, this novel is fast paced, and will give the reader a chance to see how, quite often in life the best of intentions can lead to hurt, if the truth is covered up, about how honesty and bravery can change the lives of everyone.  I will be sending a copy of this to my niece to read.  Recommended!


Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians – an elite peacekeeping force – to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.

When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel – a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories – memories that could only belong to Rhea – he realises he hasn’t been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he’s really fighting for.

Author Bio

MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over fifty 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 is the Children’s Laureate 2013–15.

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