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. in spite of everything, an identical issues glance completely different.
Rule no 1: i cannot end up like my mother.
Mim is aware what she desires, and the place she desires to pass. at any place 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 reside via, yet she's beginning to holiday them. and he or she 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 e-book, kid's e-book Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it used to be shortlisted for the celebrated best 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 easiest debut novels i've got ever had the excitement of analyzing. Vikki Wakefield has proficient the Australian Publishing global, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, an exceptional story, complete to brimming with bold characters and a gorgeous protagonist.' The ebook Gryffin
'While it is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is at the start a gleaming trip into desire. because the tale drives towards its stunning end, we are left as shocked as Mim as she discovers "that there are such a lot of how one can inform someone you like 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, made up our minds Mim a selected pride. on the middle of the e-book is the concept that issues (and humans) should not what they appear. it is not anything new as an idea, yet it truly is carried out with winningly unique variety, 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 by means of 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 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 number 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 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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All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield