By Vikki Wakefield
Winner of the Adelaide competition Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, 2012.
Over the 9 days sooner than her 17th birthday, Mim's lifestyles turns the other way up. finally, a similar issues glance fullyyt different.
Rule number 1: i can't end up like my mother.
Mim is aware 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 principles to stay by means of, yet she's commencing to holiday them. and she or he 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 all at once a creep?
And who's the mysterious lady round the corner who moans at night?
Vikki Wakefield's first younger grownup novel, All I Ever Wanted, gained the 2012 Adelaide competition Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, as did her moment novel, Friday Brown, in 2014. Friday Brown was once additionally an Honour ebook, kid's publication Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it used to be shortlisted for the celebrated major Minister's Awards, 2013. Her new novel, Inbetween Days, can 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 examining. Vikki Wakefield has proficient the Australian Publishing global, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, a high-quality story, complete to brimming with bold characters and a phenomenal protagonist.' The e-book Gryffin
'While it truly is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is at first a gleaming trip into desire. 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 one can inform somebody you like them." I enjoyed this book.' Paul Griffin
'[An] soaking up younger grownup novel...Despite the awful environment, the characters are richly and lovingly drawn with smart-mouthed, made up our minds Mim a selected satisfaction. on the middle of the ebook is the concept that issues (and humans) will not be what they appear. it is not anything new as an idea, yet it is done with winningly unique kind, wit and middle. imagine Underbelly meets Hating Alison Ashley.' Big Issue
'Vikki Wakefield's first novel walks the tightrope among destiny and human supplier. 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 kind 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 noticeable 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 e-book Review
'A beautifully-written account of 1 younger woman attempting to claw her approach 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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