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The Diary of Pelly D by L.J. Adlington
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May 29, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: ya, sci-fi, voice, not-graphic

Tony V is part of a demolition crew cleaning up after the war when he unearths a water cannister. Inside is a diary wrapped up in paper with the message to dig everywhere written on it. Although keeping contraband is against the rules and regulations, he begins secretly reading about Pelly D. He gradually comes to learn about life before the war and its many consequences.

The Diary of Pelly D is an engaging young adult science fiction book told with two authentic teen voices. It's a book of discovery as you gradually learn about their intended utopian "home away from home" where things like war have supposedly been left behind, encountering issues of racism and classism, genetic improvements and genocide, and the individual freedoms that can be sacrificed for the sake of the "greater good."

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