By Vikki Wakefield
Winner of the Adelaide competition Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, 2012.
Over the 9 days prior to her 17th birthday, Mim's existence turns the other way up. after all, a similar issues glance completely different.
Rule no 1: i can't prove like my mother.
Mim understands what she desires, and the place she desires to cross. 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 ideas to reside by means of, yet she's beginning 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 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, received 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 ebook, kid's publication Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it was once shortlisted for the distinguished leading Minister's Awards, 2013. Her new novel, Inbetween Days, may 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 simplest debut novels i've got ever had the excitement of studying. Vikki Wakefield has proficient the Australian Publishing international, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, a great story, complete to brimming with bold characters and a good looking protagonist.' The booklet Gryffin
'While it truly is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is at first a glowing trip into desire. because the tale drives towards its brilliant 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're keen on them." I enjoyed this book.' Paul Griffin
'[An] soaking up younger grownup novel...Despite the awful surroundings, the characters are richly and lovingly drawn with smart-mouthed, decided Mim a selected satisfaction. on the center of the booklet is the concept that issues (and humans) are usually not what they appear. it truly is not anything new as an idea, yet it really is carried out 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 corporation. melancholy is leavened through shards of desire; 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 compelled 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 ebook Review
'A beautifully-written account of 1 younger lady attempting to claw her means 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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