The Diary of Pelly D

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Hachette Children's Books, Sep 2, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
17 Reviews

Young building worker, Toni V, 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 - that's the rule. But curiosity gets the better of him and he starts reading. At first the diarist, Pelly D, seems like any ordinary girl, writing about clothes, parties, boys. But underneath the light, sassy, often sarcastic narrative, Toni V begins to sense that something very different, sinister, and scary is unfolding.

Set far in the future and on a distant planet, Pelly D's diary bears witness, through the eyes of a young girl, to the terrifying consequences of genetic classification.

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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 (2010)

L. J. Adlington is a writer, actress and costume historian. She lives in the north of England with a cat the size of a small armchair. She loves climbing volcanoes, watching crime dramas and reading fairy-tales. She is very good at eating chocolate. Her novels for teenagers weave together past, present, future and fantasy. Her latest novel Night Witches is set on a war-torn world, with a darkly complex and powerful heroine.

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