The Carbon Diaries 2017 by Saci Lloyd
  

The Carbon Diaries 2017

Written by Saci Lloyd

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Laura’s witty diary entries cleverly combine the important events in her own life – managing her boyfriend and dealing with her attempts to be in a successful band – with the major and serious issues of climate change in a not too distant future. Temperatures are rising; carbon rationing is now the norm and London is struggling to survive: The Carbon Diaries 2017 makes readers think seriously while also enjoying some great comedy moments reflecting teenagers of anytime or place.

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The Carbon Diaries 2017 by Saci Lloyd

It's over a year since her last diary and Laura Brown is now in her first year of university in London, a city still struggling to pull itself together in the new rationing era. Laura's right in the heart of it; her band, the dirty angels, are gigging all over town until a police crackdown on rioting students forces them out of the city. After a brief exile on her parents' farm, the angels set off in a battered VW bus on a tour of Europe with the fabulous Tiny Chainsaws in the Distance. The tour soon unravels, however, in an increasingly dramatic sequence of events that include drought in Europe and Africa, a tidal-wave of desperate immigrants, a water war in the Middle East and a city-wide face off with the army in London. Not to mention infidelity, betrayal, friendship, love and massive courage. How long can Laura distance herself from the struggle? And more importantly, how can she keep her style and hope alive in a world on the edge of madness?

Reviews

Praise for Carbon Diaries 2015:'Everyone who cares about the future of the planet should read this book!

'An uproarious, scathing and pathos-filled romp - Adrian Mole does the apocalypse.'

'A perfect example of how to blend an important message into an entertaining novel.'
Independent

'A wonderfully mordant look at the coming environmental meltdown.'
Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Saci Lloyd

Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author and activist, Saci Lloyd has held down a bewildering variety of non-jobs, including being a storyboard artist, a cartoonist, a singer in a band, an animator and a script editor for Camouflage Films.
She recently stepped down as Head of Media at Newham Sixth Form College, but continues her association with the East London college.

Saci's first novel, The Carbon Diaries 2015, was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and is in development with the BBC, and her third novel Momentum was longlisted for The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

Saci very aware of the market she writes for. She understands their day to day lives and that translates over in the voice of her novels. She is a very strong and vocal advocate within the education sector. Her many years experience working with teenagers in East London gives her a very real and valid insight into how education policies affect the next generation. Her many blogs often criticise the status quo.

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Paperback
416 pages

Author

Saci Lloyd
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Author's Website

www.sacilloyd.com/

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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

7th January 2010

ISBN

9780340970164

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