Adlington, L.J.: The diary of Pelly D.

Author:Winship, Michele
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

ADLINGTON, L.J. The diary of Pelly D. HarperCollins, Greenwillow. 282p. c2005. 978-0-06-076617-7 $8.99. JS *

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2005: Toni V and Pelly D are as different as night and day. Toni V grew up in poverty and now works on the Demolition Crew sent to the ruined City Five to excavate and rebuild following the War. Pelly D is a spoiled rich girl whose diary he finds buried in the city plaza and reads in secret, breaking the Rules and Regulations. Their stories, then and now, entwine as Toni V finds out what happened to Pelly D following the DNA tests that tagged people from each of the three major gene pools propagated on the planet during Colonial times. On a planet inhabited in the not-too-distant future, humans still haven't learned the lessons of the past, and the results are, once again, devastating as they turn against each other in the quest for superiority and genetic purity. Adlington has created a SF world where humans have adapted to...

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