The human race has left Earth, and evolved different traits, such as gills. It has colonized a planet, christened New Earth...
But this is all old history.
When Toni V is digging as part of a construction-crew gig, he discovers a diary shoved in an old water can. His curiousity is whetted, and with the note "Dig, dig everywhere", he begins to read.
What he finds is the story of a shallow teenage girl named Pelly D. As her story evolves, he realizes her life is from before the great class wars that tore through the cities years and years ago. He cannot stop reading and slowly becomes immersed in her life.
This is the diary of Pelly D. It,s totally secret, so if you are reading it I hate you already. The notebook is wrapped in faded brown paper, sealed in a battered water can. Toni V, who works on the City Five demolition crew, unearths it as he's drilling through concrete. He shouldn't smuggle it back to his room, and he definitely shouldn't read it. But he does. At first, Toni V thinks Pelly D is rich, stupid, and petty. Yet he can't help starting to care for her, especially as she begins to write about the gene tagging, the bombs, and the fighting. Her words slowly reveal the chilling state of her world. What happened to Pelly D? Toni V needs to know. He has only one clue: Dig—dig everywhere.
Shelfari edited the description of The Diary of Pelly D Saturday, August 1, 2009.