The Carbon Diaries 2017

The Carbon Diaries 2017

by Saci Lloyd


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In this riveting sequel to the hit eco-thriller The Carbon Diaries 2015, Laura Brown, now a college student in London, chronicles the struggle England faces as the government tightens its grip on carbon rations. Laura is juggling two love interests, and her eco-punk band, the dirty angels, keeps landing gigs, so life is good...until a crackdown on rioting students forces her to flee the city. Then, on the bank's European tour, Laura finds herself at the center of a series of dangerous events. The angels have always sung about fighting corruption. Is it time for Laura to join the underground resistance movement and actually practice what the dirty angels preaches? As perceptive and compulsively readable as its prequel, this book raises provocative moral questions for today's young adults.

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ISBN-13: 9780823423903
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Series: Carbon Diaries , #2
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

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

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The Carbon Diaries 2017 (The Carbon Diaries Series #2) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It's creepy and scary and well written. I find these post-apocalyptic/dystopian novels to be, for the most part, seriously engrossing. Lloyd's Carbon Diaries series is one of those and I really liked it.
cotton61 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After being utterly engrossed in The carbon diaries 2015 I was waiting with anticipation for Saci Lloyd's follow-up. It is amazing how completely different her two books are. It's almost like they were written by two completely different people. The carbon diaries 2017 is very difficult to read and seriously boring. It is meant to have the same format as TCD 2015, ie.. it is meant to be a diary format, yet it isn't credible in it's style. It doesn't read like a diary. It reads like an author writing a really boring book using as many slang cliches as the ink will allow her. The carbon diaries 2015 was unique in that it presented climate change to young adults, in an accessible way: Through the eyes of a endearing quirky family, we as readers could almost feel the severity of extreme weather changes. It is not the same with this book. Laura has become a different person. Too tough, too full of cliches, spouting out a script which is like a screenplay for a really bad british television series. There is so much about strikes and demonstrations and very little about warm human relationships I could not even finish the book. What happened? Where did climate change, as seen by full and fun characters, go? Where did the fun and rich characters go?I would love to get feedback from others who have read this.
foggidawn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In The Carbon Diaries 2017, Laura Brown, now a college student, is still attempting to live a somewhat normal life while dealing with the fallout from global climate change and carbon rationing. Her band, the dirty angels, is growing in popularity though still not making any money. London is a hub of revolutionary activity, from neo-nazis to far-left resistance groups that advocate killing the Prime Minister. In the midst of it all, Laura must decide how to balance her convictions with a strong desire not to get involved with any of the cult-like resistance groups. Her private life is just as convoluted: she and her boyfriend Adisa seem to be falling apart as he becomes more and more revolutionary, and she finds herself feeling attracted to another guy, but still deeply connected to Adi.For dystopian lit, The Carbon Diaries are relatively hopeful -- people go on with their lives, adapting to circumstances as they arise. This addition to the series is much less about climate change, and much more about revolution, as Laura's world rapidly degenerates into what looks like World War III. There is a lot of action, not all of it well-described, and that, combined with a writing style that is a close cousin to text-speak, makes for difficult reading at times. Moreover, there is less of a focus on human relationships (apart from Laura's boyfriend troubles) as characters always seem to be splitting up and going their separate ways. The author has left an opening for the series to continue, but fans of the original may be disappointed in the departure from so much of what worked well in The Carbon Diaries 2015.
Dawnfire9873 More than 1 year ago
The Carbon Diaries 2017 by Saci Lloyd is about a teenage girl and the rebellion of the people. While the idea and basics of the story were interesting, I feel that the book was not extremely well written, with multiple errors. I do understand that as a diary, it has some freedom of grammar and spelling, however the fact that there were words that I did not know exist and probably do not, irritates me. Not the words themselves, but the fact that they were written in a way that did not explain to me what they meant. I also did not understand the story, what the characters goal was meant to be, who the antagonist was. Overall, I feel that there were few parts that I truly enjoyed, and even those could have been a lot better. The emotions of the characters were unclear, and more all-over-the-place than usual, complicating and ruining the book further.