By Vikki Wakefield
Winner of the Adelaide pageant Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, 2012.
Over the 9 days prior to her 17th birthday, Mim's lifestyles turns the other way up. in any case, a similar issues glance fullyyt different.
Rule no 1: i cannot end up like my mother.
Mim understands what she desires, and the place she desires to pass. anyplace yet home-in a lifeless suburb and with a mom who will not get off the sofa. Her older brothers are in legal, so now Mim has to retrieve a misplaced package deal for her mom. Does this make her a drug runner? She's set herself principles to dwell through, yet she's beginning to holiday them. and he or she can not seem to locate solutions to the entire new questions:
Why is the monster puppy Gargoyle hidden within the again shed?
Why is the boy she despatched Valentines to for years now unexpectedly a creep?
And who's the mysterious woman round the corner who moans at night?
Vikki Wakefield's first younger grownup novel, All I Ever Wanted, gained the 2012 Adelaide pageant Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, as did her moment novel, Friday Brown, in 2014. Friday Brown was once additionally an Honour e-book, kid's ebook Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it used to be shortlisted for the celebrated best Minister's Awards, 2013. Her new novel, Inbetween Days, could be released in October 2015. Vikki lives within the Adelaide foothills together with her family.
'One of the main memorable YA books i have ever learn. unique, actual, startling and beautiful.' Cath Crowley, writer of Graffiti Moon
'One of the easiest debut novels i've got ever had the excitement of studying. Vikki Wakefield has proficient the Australian Publishing global, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, a solid story, complete to brimming with ambitious characters and a ravishing protagonist.' The ebook Gryffin
'While it really is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is firstly a gleaming trip into desire. because the tale drives towards its remarkable end, we are left as shocked as Mim as she discovers "that there are such a lot of how one can inform an individual you like them." I enjoyed this book.' Paul Griffin
'[An] soaking up younger grownup novel...Despite the awful atmosphere, the characters are richly and lovingly drawn with smart-mouthed, decided Mim a specific pride. on the middle of the ebook is the concept issues (and humans) usually are not what they appear. it is not anything new as an idea, yet it truly is performed with winningly unique type, wit and center. imagine Underbelly meets Hating Alison Ashley.' Big Issue
'Vikki Wakefield's first novel walks the tightrope among destiny and human enterprise. melancholy is leavened by means of shards of wish; this isn't younger grownup literature that peddles distress or wallows in a nihilistic fug. Mim is a type of resilient protagonists who nonetheless wields a level of regulate over her life....Like her protagonist, Wakefield performs with the reader's prejudices. bit by bit, the restrictive labels pressured on numerous characters are visible to be items of comfort or carelessness, instead of truth...All I Ever Wanted is a considerate and ambitious debut, and Wakefield a expertise to watch.' Australian booklet Review
'A beautifully-written account of 1 younger woman attempting to claw her approach out of the situations into which she was once born...It's a narrative approximately bold to dream and the transformative energy of hope.' Sunday Tasmanian
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