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The Carbon Diaries 2015

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780340970157

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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.

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'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
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