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 existence turns the wrong way up. after all, an analogous issues glance solely different.
Rule no 1: i can't prove like my mother.
Mim is aware what she wishes, and the place she desires to cross. 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 dwell by means of, yet she's commencing 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 all of sudden 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, received 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 e-book Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it used to be shortlisted for the celebrated top Minister's Awards, 2013. Her new novel, Inbetween Days, should 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, genuine, startling and beautiful.' Cath Crowley, writer of Graffiti Moon
'One of the simplest 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 great story, complete to brimming with ambitious characters and a lovely protagonist.' The booklet Gryffin
'While it is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is initially a glowing trip into desire. because the tale drives towards its wonderful end, we are left as surprised 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 booklet is the concept that issues (and humans) should not what they appear. it is not anything new as an idea, yet it really is completed 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 company. melancholy is leavened by way of shards of desire; 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 keep watch over over her life....Like her protagonist, Wakefield performs with the reader's prejudices. bit by bit, the restrictive labels compelled on a number of characters are obvious 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 publication Review
'A beautifully-written account of 1 younger woman attempting to claw her method 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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