'a convincingly told and gripping story'
Original and beguiling.
This is an exciting and convincing narrative which raises important questions about human rights and individual freedoms.
Adlington has crafted an original and disturbing dystopian fantasy told in a smart and sympathetic teen voice.
... a clever, unusual story that readers looking for something different will find captivating. The book reveals its secrets slowly with maximum impact.
L J Adlington's spare and concise voice brings Pelly D vividly to life ... will intrigue and grip from the first diary entry to the open-ended and chilling conclusion.
This multifaceted novel's chilling portrayal of gene wars, slavery and prejudice will haunt readers long after the book is finished. But it is also a skilfully crafted mystery, slowly mounting up evidence towards a heart-stopping climax.
Written in the breathless, racy style of a young teenager, Pelly's diaries just keep you reading ... It gives an old theme a fresh twist ...
This book is one thing: amazing.
An exciting and convincing narrative which raises important questions about human rights and individual freedoms.
PRAISE FOR THE DIARY OF PELLY D '... catches you by the throat and it doesn't let you go even when you have read the last paragraph. This is a brilliant example of storytelling at its most seductive ... a fastpaced, utterly absorbing novel that is hard to put down ...'
Part SF, part mystery, this is a compelling tale of life on another planet where intolerance still elads to discrimination and violence.
'In this powerful debut novel, Adlington deftly sketches in the background to Pelly D's increasingly totalitarian world, whilst allowing her sparky heroine centre stage.'
Powerful, thought-provoking material.
In this complex, absorbing, and sometimes disquieting novel, Adlington creates a world that is distinctly different from our own, yet chillingly familiar.