By Vikki Wakefield
Winner of the Adelaide pageant Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, 2012.
Over the 9 days sooner than her 17th birthday, Mim's existence turns the other way up. in spite of everything, a similar issues glance solely different.
Rule number 1: i can't end up like my mother.
Mim is aware what she desires, 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 felony, 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 dwell 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 without notice 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 competition Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, as did her moment novel, Friday Brown, in 2014. Friday Brown used to be additionally an Honour ebook, kid's e-book Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it was once shortlisted for the distinguished top Minister's Awards, 2013. Her new novel, Inbetween Days, might 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 interpreting. Vikki Wakefield has proficient the Australian Publishing global, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, an excellent story, complete to brimming with bold characters and a phenomenal protagonist.' The e-book Gryffin
'While it is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is at the beginning a glowing trip into desire. because the tale drives towards its miraculous end, we are left as shocked as Mim as she discovers "that there are such a lot of how you can inform somebody you like them." I enjoyed this book.' Paul Griffin
'[An] soaking up younger grownup novel...Despite the bleak atmosphere, the characters are richly and lovingly drawn with smart-mouthed, made up our minds Mim a selected satisfaction. on the middle of the publication is the concept that issues (and humans) are usually not what they appear. it truly is not anything new as an idea, yet it is done 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 organisation. depression is leavened by way 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 keep an eye on over her life....Like her protagonist, Wakefield performs with the reader's prejudices. bit by bit, the restrictive labels compelled 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 bold 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 conditions 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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