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Shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Children’s Book Award.
This is a novel written in diary form as Laura, a teenager chronicles her life and that of her family as it is in 2015. It’s edgy, it’s appealing and it’s contemporary and it makes for utterly compelling and frightening reading. Through the writing you will begin to understand what life is likely to be like in just a few years for a teenager and her family when, in a drastic bid to combat climate change, there is carbon rationing and the threat of almost unstoppable global warming is no longer a threat but actually a reality. Laced with humour and written with a lightness of touch it is page-turning stuff but with a serious message.
A word from the author: ‘I wrote The Carbon Diaries because I want to start a revolution and I want to make people laugh.’
A word from Rachel Wade, Saci’s editor: 'One of the great things about working on children's books is the opportunity to be inspired along with the reader. The Carbon Diaries 2015 is an inspirational book - and at the same time, Saci never failed to make me laugh.'
Judges: "Everyone who cares about the future of the planet should read this book!"
It's January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing, in a drastic bid to combat climate change. As her family spirals out of control, Laura Brown chronicles the first year of rationing with scathing abandon. Will her mother become one with her inner wolf? Will her sister give up her weekends in Ibiza? Does her father love the pig more than her? Can her band the dirty angels make it big? And will Ravi Datta ever notice her? In these dark days, Laura deals with the issues that really matter: love, floods and pigs.
The Carbon Diaries 2015 is one girl's drastic bid to stay sane in a world unravelling at the seams.
|Publication date:||4th September 2008|
|Publisher:||Hachette Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
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 ...More About Saci Lloyd