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Shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Children’s Book Award.
Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "Everyone who cares about the future of the planet should read this book!"
This is a novel written in diary form as Laura, a teenager chronicles her life and that of her family as it is in 2015. It’s edgy, it’s appealing and it’s contemporary and it makes for utterly compelling and frightening reading. Through the writing you will begin to understand what life is likely to be like in just a few years for a teenager and her family when, in a drastic bid to combat climate change, there is carbon rationing and the threat of almost unstoppable global warming is no longer a threat but actually a reality. Laced with humour and written with a lightness of touch it is page-turning stuff but with a serious message.
Other titles shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Costa Children's Book Award (formerly the Whitbread Award) are Ostrich Boys, Just Henry and Broken Soup. The winner of the award will be announced on Tuesday 6th January.
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.
Publication date: 04/09/2008
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
|Publication date:||4th September 2008|
|Publisher:||Hachette Children's Books|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Saci Lloyd has worked as a script editor for Camouflage Films, where she was involved in several projects including a $20m Columbia Tri-Star co-production, Amy Foster. She is now head of Media at a Sixth Form College.More About Saci Lloyd