The Carbon Diaries 2017, Paperback

The Carbon Diaries 2017 Paperback

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It's over a year since her last diary and Laura Brown is now in her first year of university in London, a city still struggling to pull itself together in the new rationing era.

Laura's right in the heart of it; her band, the dirty angels, are gigging all over town until a police crackdown on rioting students forces them out of the city.

After a brief exile on her parents' farm, the angels set off in a battered VW bus on a tour of Europe with the fabulous Tiny Chainsaws in the Distance. The tour soon unravels, however, in an increasingly dramatic sequence of events that include drought in Europe and Africa, a tidal-wave of desperate immigrants, a water war in the Middle East and a city-wide face off with the army in London.

Not to mention infidelity, betrayal, friendship, love and massive courage. How long can Laura distance herself from the struggle? And more importantly, how can she keep her style and hope alive in a world on the edge of madness?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, Illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780340970164



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Riots, water wars, military presence, and a European tour with the band: 2017 is an interesting year for Laura.<br/><br/>A ton of action (it seems weird to tag this "adventure" but maybe action/adventure?), lots of discussion fodder, and a troubling look at a future that isn't all that far away.