Winner of the Adelaide pageant Literary Award for younger grownup Fiction, 2012.
Over the 9 days earlier than her 17th birthday, Mim's existence turns the other way up. in any case, an identical issues glance fullyyt different.
Rule no 1: i cannot end up like my mother.
Mim is familiar with what she desires, and the place she desires to move. 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 principles to reside by way of, yet she's beginning to holiday them. and she or he 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 all at once 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 used to be additionally an Honour e-book, kid's booklet Council of Australia, 2013. between different awards, it used to be shortlisted for the distinguished major 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 easiest debut novels i've got ever had the excitement of studying. Vikki Wakefield has proficient the Australian Publishing international, and readers of younger grownup Fiction, an exceptional story, complete to brimming with bold characters and a ravishing protagonist.' The booklet Gryffin
'While it is either a mystery and a gritty romance, for me All I Ever Wanted is at first a glowing trip into wish. 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 you can inform anyone you're keen on 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, made up our minds Mim a specific satisfaction. on the center 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 really is finished with winningly unique sort, wit and middle. imagine Underbelly meets Hating Alison Ashley.' Big Issue
'Vikki Wakefield's first novel walks the tightrope among destiny and human company. 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 watch over over her life....Like her protagonist, Wakefield performs with the reader's prejudices. bit by bit, the restrictive labels pressured on numerous 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 booklet Review
'A beautifully-written account of 1 younger lady attempting to claw her method out of the situations into which she was once born...It's a narrative approximately bold to dream and the transformative strength of hope.' Sunday Tasmanian