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The Carbon Diaries 2015 [Paperback]

Saci Lloyd
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July 1 2010
It's the year 2015, a time when global warming has begun to ravage the environment. In response, the United Kingdom becomes the first country to mandate carbon rationing--a well-intentioned plan that goes tragically awry. This story of one girl's attempt to stay grounded in a world where disaster has become the norm is told in short diary entries.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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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 Newham Sixth Form College. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too Aug. 12 2009
Format:Hardcover
Laura Brown lives in the U.K. - and unfortunately the U.K. is the first country to establish carbon rationing. Everyone will be expected to reduce their carbon consumption by 60%. Everyone has 200 Carbon Points per month to spend on travel, heat, food, and fun. The 200 Carbon Points are loaded on a card. In order to use anything, you have to swipe your card. If you have enough points - fine. If not, your oven could shut off in the middle of cooking dinner.

People have to choose what is really important.

As tough as the carbon rationing is, the extreme weather patterns are worse. Unbearable heat, droughts, hurricanes, and floods put normal life on hold for everyone.

In addition to adapting to this new life, Laura also has to deal with typical teenage issues. Her family seems to be falling apart, her band is attempting to stay together, and she is trying to get the boy next door to notice her.

With the U.K. falling down around her, does Laura have the luxury of being a typical teenager?

Saci Lloyd has written an addicting eco-thriller. Following Laura through the toughest year of her life is fascinating. Readers will be anxious to read the follow-up, THE CARBON DIARIES, 2017.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too Aug. 12 2009
By TeensReadToo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Laura Brown lives in the U.K. - and unfortunately the U.K. is the first country to establish carbon rationing. Everyone will be expected to reduce their carbon consumption by 60%. Everyone has 200 Carbon Points per month to spend on travel, heat, food, and fun. The 200 Carbon Points are loaded on a card. In order to use anything, you have to swipe your card. If you have enough points - fine. If not, your oven could shut off in the middle of cooking dinner.

People have to choose what is really important.

As tough as the carbon rationing is, the extreme weather patterns are worse. Unbearable heat, droughts, hurricanes, and floods put normal life on hold for everyone.

In addition to adapting to this new life, Laura also has to deal with typical teenage issues. Her family seems to be falling apart, her band is attempting to stay together, and she is trying to get the boy next door to notice her.

With the U.K. falling down around her, does Laura have the luxury of being a typical teenager?

Saci Lloyd has written an addicting eco-thriller. Following Laura through the toughest year of her life is fascinating. Readers will be anxious to read the follow-up, THE CARBON DIARIES, 2017.

Reviewed by: Karin Librarian
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, fun, and relatable for teen readers Feb. 16 2011
By Tracy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Carbon Diaries 2015 is a thought-provoking and environmentally friendly read for teens. The main character is a teenager named Laura who documents the changing world around her in her diary. She faces conflicts with friends and family, crushing on the nerdy but cute boy next door, and the United Kingdom's new and extreme policies in an effort to save the "enviro". There are extreme weather changes which keep the book exciting on the surface, and extreme changes in Laura's personal life which make the book exciting on a deeper level.
There are two forewarnings about this book, however. There is profanity littered throughout the book, but nothing overly offensive or distracting. And, teens may feel the book becomes a bit preachy about saving the environment.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock out on the Carbon Diaries March 12 2010
By J. C. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Finally a boook for kids to engage in the environmet with a solid story and a tremendous character.
Teachers, this is a book where with endless cross-curriculum possibilites.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, Entertaining Romp Dec 29 2009
By F. Gorrell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Could not put this book down! Targeted at young adults, this diary in the voice of a 16-year old girl describes the first year of life in London - in 2015 - under strict carbon rationing that came about in response to the "Great Storm" triggered by global warming. The book is written in language that rings true to modern life (a bit raw at times), and the predicaments and conflicts are extensions from things we've already seen. The author has given her young witness to these events an authentic voice as her focus vacillates in a genuine way between the disasters besetting her world, her interest in the boy next door, her own questions about her self-image and her place in the world, and family dynamics. The book reminded me, in its comedic style, of cold war hysteria send-ups like "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children Sept. 15 2009
By Yana V. Rodgers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Fast forward a few years to the United Kingdom, the first country in the world to respond to the global-warming crisis by setting strict limits on how much energy every person could use. Like everyone else in the UK, Laura Brown and her family members were each given a carbon allowance of 200 Carbon Points per month that they could spend on food, heating, and travel. These ration points came on top of the higher prices people already had to pay once the carbon usage of each commodity had been factored into its cost.

Carbon rationing and the resulting abuses of the system and black market sales proved to be just the first of major events related to global warming that would fundamentally change Laura's teenage lifestyle. Incredible drought, extreme cold, riots, immense forest fires, flooding, and the most severe storm in history: just how much more could the country, not to mention the rest of Europe, take? In the midst of these catastrophes, Laura did her best to stay sane, keep her band Dirty Angels together, get the attention of the cute boy next door, and survive the antics of her dysfunctional family.

With The Carbon Diaries 2015, Saci Lloyd provides a frightening glimpse of the not-so-distant future in the context of global warming that has gone out of control. The novel makes a valiant attempt at weaving a plot that combines a sophisticated rationing scheme with natural disasters and normal teenage angst. The diary-entry format, informal teenage prose, and images with internet and email printouts should appeal to young adult readers seeking a fast-paced novel with a tech-savvy interface.
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