Sunday, May 15, 2011

Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd

Sacie Lloyd's novel The Carbon Diaries 2015 provides a unique insight into what the world could be like in the near future. The novel follows the story of Laura Brown, a teenager in the soon to be London learning to deal with energy rationing in the midst of drastic climate changes and extreme weather damages. While dealing with the physical and emotional strains this places on her and her family, she must also find a way to complete her education , deal with teachers who don't seem to understand the pressures she is facing, hold her band together, and find a way to get the boy next door to realize she is interested in him. Facing dangers and challenges that seem extreme now, she begins to realize the gravity of the ecological situation her world is now facing.

The novel provides an interesting and entertaining read; however, there is an obvious political bias and message that becomes repetitive throughout. Lloyd's passion for environmental issues comes through clearly in her writing as she spreads an important warning about what could happen if we continue to ignore the damages being done our ecosystem. While this message is important, the repetitive nature of the novel can be a turn off

This review is from Amazon. I must admit as hard as I tried, I could not get through this book. It was extremely repetitive and the message was received in the first few chapters.

Rating 1 out of 5

Reading now: Plague by Michael Grant

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