The Diary of Pelly D

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Hachette Children's Group, Sep 2, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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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  - Whitney - Goodreads

To be honest, it was a good book, it just wasn't the ending I would have hoped for. I love books that tie everything together, but this just left me with too many questions. Read full review

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

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

Cherry Heaven is the sequel. Gene-stamping, future, gills, racism. Etc. Can humans ever really escape from racism? Even if racism based on skin color or religion were erased, we'd find some other ... Read full review

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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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