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The Carbon Diaries 2017: Book 2

Saci Lloyd

9 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen

The eagerly awaited sequel to 'Carbon Diaries 2015', which was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award.

It's over a year since her last diary and Laura Brown is now in her first year of university in London, a city still struggling to pull itself together in the new rationing era. Laura's right in the heart of it; her band, the dirty angels, are gigging all over town until a police crackdown on rioting students forces them out of the city. After a brief exile on her parents' farm, the angels set off in a battered VW bus on a tour of Europe with the fabulous Tiny Chainsaws in the Distance.

The tour soon unravels, however, in an increasingly dramatic sequence of events that include drought in Europe and Africa, a tidal-wave of desperate immigrants, a water war in the Middle East and a city-wide face off with the army in London. Not to mention infidelity, betrayal, friendship, love and massive courage.

How long can Laura distance herself from the struggle And more importantly, how can she keep her style and hope alive in a world on the edge of madness

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Praise for The Carbon Diaries 2017: Book 2

  • Praise for Carbon Diaries 2015:

  • 'Everyone who cares about the future of the planet should read this book!' - Costa judging panel

  • An uproarious, scathing and pathos-filled romp - Adrian Mole does the apocalypse. - Financial Times

  • A perfect example of how to blend an important message into an entertaining novel. - Independent '50 Best Winter Reads'

  • A wonderfully mordant look at the coming environmental meltdown. - Daily Telegraph

  • Laura Brown's diaries lend edgy wit and engaging self-doubt to the most distressing circumstances. - Bookseller

  • Edgy, witty, clever, heartfelt. ***** - Books For Keeps

  • A must for every secondary school library. - School Librarian

  • Brilliant and original. Highly recommended. - INIS

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Saci Lloyd

Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author and activist, Saci has held down a bewildering variety of non-jobs, including being a storyboard artist, a cartoonist, a singer in a band, an animator and a script editor for Camouflage Films. She recently stepped down as Head of Media at NewVIc, but continues her association with the East London college. Saci's first novel, The Carbon Diaries 2015, was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and her third book, Momentum, was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Momentum is currently in development with Revelation Pictures. Visit her website at

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