Enjoyable and fast-moving...written with a satisfying attention to detail.
An imaginative and thought-provoking work.
'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.'
'an amazing novel'
PRAISE FOR THE DIARY OF PELLY D: 'a convincingly told and gripping story'
Crammed with surprises... enjoyable and fast moving.
Adlington has crafted an original and disturbing dystopian fantasy told in a smart and sympathetic teen voice.
This book is one thing: amazing.
A captivating story, pacy and fresh. Highly recommended.
A stunning novel: a gripping page-turner.
... 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 ...
... a clever, unusual story that readers looking for something different will find captivating. The book reveals its secrets slowly with maximum impact.
Complex and brilliantly written...so thrilling and skillfully told that at times you will forget you are reading fiction. The surprise at the end perfectly rounds off this smart, thought-provoking story.
A lively and compelling story that takes and interesting perspective to German WW2 history.
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.
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 ...
Praise for The Glittering Eye: 'an ideal summer read for teens'
Peer Reveiws: 'Fantastic, imaginative, addictive and interesting.' Amanda, age 12 'I thought the book was full of exciting events and it fired up my imagination. It really grabbed my attention and interest.' Siham, age 14 'Interesting, informative, brilliant, entrancing.' Zoë, age 14 'I loved this book! I enjoyed learning about Egypt and following Amy and Shabti in two worlds...L J Adlington creates a great understanding of Egyptian artefacts and the blossoming romance between Amy and Jason.' Lyronne, age 14 'A compelling and mysterious book, with beautiful descriptions and a brilliant storyline.' Danielle, age 13 'I thought that the cover was brilliant and really went well with the theme of the story inside.' Tarsha, age 13
'an exciting, intriguing, and compelling story ... L.J. Adlington is a writer to watch. Outstanding, and highly recommended!'