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 wrong way up. after all, an analogous issues glance completely different.
Rule no 1: i can't prove like my mother.
Mim is familiar with 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 stay through, yet she's beginning to holiday them. and she or he 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 lady round the corner who moans at night?
Vikki Wakefield's first younger grownup novel, All I Ever Wanted, gained the 2012 Adelaide pageant Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, as did her moment novel, Friday Brown, in 2014. Friday Brown used to be additionally an Honour publication, kid's ebook Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it was once shortlisted for the distinguished top Minister's Awards, 2013. Her new novel, Inbetween Days, can 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 simplest debut novels i've got ever had the excitement of interpreting. Vikki Wakefield has proficient the Australian Publishing international, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, a fantastic story, complete to brimming with bold characters and a lovely protagonist.' The e-book Gryffin
'While it really is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is firstly a glowing trip into desire. because the tale drives towards its staggering end, we are left as shocked as Mim as she discovers "that there are such a lot of how one can inform anyone you like them." I enjoyed this book.' Paul Griffin
'[An] soaking up younger grownup novel...Despite the awful atmosphere, the characters are richly and lovingly drawn with smart-mouthed, decided Mim a selected satisfaction. on the center of the ebook is the concept issues (and humans) will not be what they appear. it is not anything new as an idea, yet it is carried out 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 via 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 pressured on a number of characters are noticeable 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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