“In a futuristic world, Tony V. finds an old diary in the ruins of City 5 he pockets it and begins to read. He reads about Pelly D. who was a normal girl, but later on becomes outcast of society for being Galrezi. Tony V. learns in a flash how Pelly’s beautiful life fades into sheer nothingness as she is treated horribly and moved to the slums.”Mrs. Librarian Lady wrote this review Saturday, March 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“I read The Diary of Pelly D by L.J. Adlington. This book takes place in the future, where humans have discovered a new planet to live on. Humans have also evolved into having gills so, though they are capable of breathing on land, they require plenty of fresh water and enjoy soaking or swimming daily. The people all have pools and luxury depends on the size and kind of pool they own. In this novel Toni V, a fourteen year old boy working for a demolition crew, finds a diary while drilling. Toni V smuggles the diary to his room and begins reading about who he thinks is a rich, stupid, pretty girl. However, her diary slowly reveals a sad scene.
The character I was able to identify with most closely was Toni V. In the present time, we are faced with war daily, but not to the extent of Pelly D. I think we are all more like Toni V in that we are “cleaning up” from the past, and discovering other people’s lives while feeling uncertain about what the future holds with regard to war and fighting. Pelly D goes through nearly holocaust like events and Toni V isn’t the only one left questioning his beliefs and values. You find yourself questioning alongside him.
This book ended with little room to question what happened to Pelly D and her family in the end. It is a rather sad ending that really makes you think and question the future, but there is absolutely no other way it could be effectively written. In the end, you hope it will not end the way it does, but it is not a surprise.
Overall, it is a very good read. You need to really pay attention to what is happening. Like all books, it has its high and low points. This book is best geared toward grade eight and up as the setting and some details can be confusing. For example, it takes about gills but doesn’t tell you right from the get-go that everyone has gills, nor does it really explain this Home from Home planet. However, for someone looking for a futuristic read, or anyone interested in the Holocaust, The Diary of Pelly D is a good book to check out.”
“It is an awesome book and it will keep you geussing and wanting more!!!”Night Wing wrote this review Thursday, October 28, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book, but very confusing.”Josie B wrote this review Monday, October 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i didnt finsh it cause i got ored with it not the best book in the world”Chey-Nanny:) wrote this review Wednesday, September 1, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I REALLY liked Cherry Heaven by this author. It's sort of a sequel or companion to this book that I read first. I liked this one too, but not as much. I feel that it left some unresolved issues and didn't really tie up some loose ends, but I think some of that was addressed at the end of Cherry Heaven- but I'll have to read it again to be sure! Anway- worth reading and engaging.”Jennifer B wrote this review Tuesday, July 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I kind of dont find this book very interesting at all. I mean, it has its moments where i really seem to enjoy it or where it can be pretty humorous, but i just not really into it as much as some. ”DANI wrote this review Sunday, January 24, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No