The Diary of Pelly D

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Hachette Children's Books, Jul 21, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Pelly D thinks her whole glorious life stretches ahead of her; but young building worker Toni V has just found her diary, buried in a water can, in rubble, in a construction site. Thereís a note: Dig, Dig Everywhere. Itís forbidden, Toni V knows, but curiosity drives him on - he hides the diary, and begins reading. Pelly D seems like any ordinary girl talking about clothes, parties, boys - but below her words, Toni V senses something very different, sinister and scary unfolding. Set far in the future, on a distant planet, Pelly D's diary bears witness, through her unsuspecting young eyes, to the terrifying impact of genetic classification of people. A story inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Review: The Diary of Pelly D (City Five #1)

User Review  - Miriam Hernandez - Goodreads

This book had a promising plot but it just fell too short. So, there is a construction worker named Toni V who finds a diary while drilling. And the whole book is about him reading this diary that ... Read full review

Review: The Diary of Pelly D (City Five #1)

User Review  - Casey Dwyer - Goodreads

Toni V, a young builder worker, finds a diary buried in a water can in the rubble of a construction site. He knows he should just hand it in to the Supervisor, but curiosity gets the better of him and ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

After living and working in Japan, L J Adlington settled in York and now runs a company that teaches hands-on history workshops for schools, museums and heritage sites around the UK. Her first two novels were inspired by diaries from World War II, while ancient history provided the storyline for THE GLITTERING EYE. Ruined cities and battlefields in Italy gave life to BURNING MOUNTAIN... not to mention a very hot day spent climbing the volcano Vesuvius. She likes playing football `badly` and having adventures `frequently`.

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