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 wrong way up. in any case, a similar issues glance completely different.
Rule no 1: i cannot prove like my mother.
Mim understands what she wishes, and the place she desires to pass. wherever yet home-in a useless suburb and with a mom who will not get off the sofa. Her older brothers are in criminal, so now Mim has to retrieve a misplaced package deal for her mom. Does this make her a drug runner? She's set herself ideas to stay by way of, yet she's beginning to holiday them. and he or she can not seem to locate solutions to all of the new questions:
Why is the monster puppy Gargoyle hidden within the again shed?
Why is the boy she despatched Valentines to for years now by surprise 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 distinguished best Minister's Awards, 2013. Her new novel, Inbetween Days, should be released in October 2015. Vikki lives within the Adelaide foothills along with her family.
'One of the main memorable YA books i have ever learn. unique, genuine, startling and beautiful.' Cath Crowley, writer of Graffiti Moon
'One of the easiest debut novels i've got ever had the excitement of interpreting. Vikki Wakefield has talented the Australian Publishing international, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, a pretty good story, complete to brimming with bold characters and a gorgeous protagonist.' The ebook Gryffin
'While it really is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is before everything a gleaming trip into wish. because the tale drives towards its incredible end, we are left as surprised as Mim as she discovers "that there are such a lot of how you can inform an individual you're keen on them." I enjoyed this book.' Paul Griffin
'[An] soaking up younger grownup novel...Despite the bleak surroundings, the characters are richly and lovingly drawn with smart-mouthed, made up our minds Mim a selected satisfaction. on the center of the publication is the concept that issues (and humans) should not what they appear. it really is not anything new as an idea, yet it truly is performed with winningly unique kind, wit and center. imagine Underbelly meets Hating Alison Ashley.' Big Issue
'Vikki Wakefield's first novel walks the tightrope among destiny and human corporation. melancholy is leavened through 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 keep an eye on over her life....Like her protagonist, Wakefield performs with the reader's prejudices. bit by bit, the restrictive labels pressured on a variety of 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 manner out of the situations into which she used to be born...It's a narrative approximately bold to dream and the transformative strength of hope.' Sunday Tasmanian
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