The Diary of Pelly D by L. J. Adlington

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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.


About L. J. Adlington

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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.
Published February 17, 2005 by Hodder Children's Books. 208 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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On a colonized planet, a stolid boy working demolition discovers the buried diary of a self-absorbed rich girl.

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When Pelly D's family undergoes the gene tests to discover which group they belong to, Pelly is in for a shock.

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