A sharp and witty story from an outstanding new author: this is what global warming will really mean to the current teenage generation.
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.
Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author and activist, Saci 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 NewVIc, 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 her third book, Momentum, was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Momentum is currently in development with Revelation Pictures. Visit her website at www.sacilloyd.com.
Powerful and impressive ... There is backs-to-the-wall fun in this novel. But it is also intensely serious. — Books for Keeps
Simultaneously zany and serious, it's a book successfully opperating on different levels — Ham & High
An engrossing and engaging novel — The Independent on Sunday
A real eye-opener of a book ... told in a funny and interesting way, this book made a good -- if somewhat scary -- read — Esther Hodges, aged 14, First News
Fresh, hugely impressive and very readable — The Irish Times
Loses sight of neither the seriousness of the subject matter nor the reader's funny bone — Financial Times
This book is perfect from cover to cover ... original, clever, funny, well worked out ... A superbly presented great read you'll never forget — Chicklish
A perfect example of how to blend an important message into an entertaining novel — The Independent
An uproarious, scathing and pathos-filled romp -- Adrian Mole does the apocalypse — Financial Times
A brilliant mix of teen drama and bleak British science fiction, this is a cross between Adrian Mole and JG Ballard ... an entertaining, gripping read — Books Quaterly (Waterstones)
Completely gorgeous ... entirely plausible — The Bookbag
Frank, honest and gripping ... should instantly be put onto the GCSE reading list — Hack Writers
It's smart and assy, as all the best teen diary novels are ... But it's also dark and dangerous ... a very, very, very clever book — The Bookbag
An absolutely brilliant read — The Guardian
I thought that it was a brilliant read ... I really want to read the sequel — Rachel Blair, Trinity Academy, Teen Titles
Saci Lloyd's portrayal of an angsty teenager squaring her infatuation with the boy next door and ambitions to be a new punk angel with a state clampdown on everything that powers her lifestyle is smart, funny and all too believable — The Guardian
'Much more than a clanging gong signalling the end of days, this is a charming tale full of laughs and angst, with a message both accessible and relevant to today's teenagers.' — Bookseller's Choice, Publishing News
'It's edgy, it's appealing and it's contemporary and it makes for utterly compelling and frightening reading.' — Lovereadingforkids.co.uk
'an uproarious, scathing and pathos-filled romp - Adrian Mole does the apocalypse.' — Financial Times
'A daunting vision of global chaos.' — Books for Keeps
An absolutely brilliant read. — Guardian