Cherry Heaven, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


It is 10 years after the events in The Diary of Pelly D.

A new life in The New Frontier overseas beckons Kat and Tanka, far from the terrible war in the cities, that took their parents.

In a beautiful new home, Cherry Heaven, where people are building a young, liberal society, without focus on the genetic categorization and discrimination that led to the war.

But all too soon Kat and Tanka find that Cherry Heaven carries haunting marks of the past.

They cannot run from them, and must finally and turn and face them.

Again, L. J Adlington weaves her narrative expertly from two voices, Kat, teenage, light, modern and knowing, the other a disturbed, fragmented narrative from another girl which peals away the surface of the New Frontier to expose a different and more disturbing truth. Exploring issues of postwar guilt and redemption, tension and reconciliation, framed in a fast-moving mystery, this has the same engrossing readability and accessibility as Pelly D.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780340882146


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Well-written, engrossing tale of two teens experiencing very different lives in the same world. Good science-fiction with thoughts on race relations that apply to the modern world. Definitely recommended.

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