The Diary of Pelly D

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Hachette Children's Books, Sep 2, 2010 - 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. There’s a note: Dig, Dig Everywhere. It’s 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  - Akiko Ashley - Goodreads

The Diary of Pelly D is an interesting read. I found this in a library, read the first chapter, and I was hooked. I loved the world the author painted of a dystopian future that could exist if mankind ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Krista Stevens - Goodreads

This is the third of three futuristic books I've read this week ("The 5th Wave" and "Rush") and although this is the only one that does not take place on Earth, it is the most realistic one in that a ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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