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Seventeen-year-old Friday Brown is on the run—running to escape memories of her mother and of the family curse. And of a grandfather who'd like her to stay. She's lost, alone and afraid. 
Silence, a street kid, finds Friday and she joins him in a gang led by beautiful, charismatic Arden. When Silence is involved in a crime, the gang escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never leaving, Friday must face the ghosts of her past. She will learn that sometimes you have to stay to finish what you started—and often, before you can find out who you are, you have to become someone you were never meant to be.
Friday Brown is the breathtaking second novel from the author of the award-winning All I Ever Wanted. Vikki Wakefield is an astonishing talent.

Reviews

Praise for All I Ever Wanted

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'This is one of the most memorable YA books I've ever read. Original, real, startling and beautiful.' Cath Crowley, author of Graffiti Moon

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'I loved this book.' Paul Griffin, author of Stay With Me

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'With a heart-swelling conclusion, Wakefield's novel contains characters so palpable you can imagine passing them in the street.' Weekend Australian

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'Vikki Wakefield's debut is a delight. She has a powerful narrative voice and a cast of eccentric characters who often turn out to be other than they first appear. All are bursting with life' Magpies

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'All I Ever Wanted will be a sure-fire winner with voracious YA readers who prefer realism to fantasy.' Saturday Age

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'Vikki Wakefield has created a feisty, sharp-witted and thoughtful heroine whose voice, with its balance of teenage bravado and childlike vulnerability, serves both to illuminate the shadowy world of urban poverty and to provide welcome relief from its darkness.' Adelaide Review

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'A true to life novel that will catch the attention of the teen reader and will also be enjoyed by adults. Highly recommended.' Reading Time, CBCA Journal

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781921922701

    August 22, 2012

    Text (Juvenile)

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Also by Vikki Wakefield

Ballad for a Mad Girl
Inbetween Days
All I Ever Wanted