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The chapters read like a line of dominos falling over, each flowing into the next, gathering strength as the stakes are raised. Vikki Wakefield is an author worth watching out for. Mim short for Jemima doesn’t want to associate herself with the deplorable town she lives in, or the people in it.

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And at first that too, is most admirable. As to the new friendships formed, I enjoyed the discoveries they made in each other, and how their assumptions of the other turned out otherwise as with Lola and her job, or Kate and her nerddom The point of All I Ever Aall was about roots.

I’ve said it before and I will probably say it again in the future: Wskefield other old adage, the one that goes “this hurts me as much as it hurts you,” is true.

She just wants to get out. Mim wants to escape her life. But when it came to other aspects she could be so slow on the uptake.

I’ll say it again, I am loving reading the work of Aussie authors at the moment. And who is the mysterious girl next door who moans at night?

Books by Wakefueld Wakefield. And what happened to Jordan? All I Ever Wanted has a wonderful cast of characters—Mim’s best friend Tahnee; the maybe-prostitute-nextdoor-neighbour code name Lola ; Kate, the younger sister of Mim’s love interest, Jordan, who is as desperate not to be a good girl as Mim is to not be the bad girl everyone assumes she is.


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All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield

Her version of wanting to get out is so honest And all too quickly, she finds it hard to keep on keeping her precious rules. The cover is hands down evet favourite of And I could almost feel the boredom and wilting heat and madness and ugliness of Australian suburbia wafting off the pages! She is tough, yet a dreamer. Yay, bad girls have rights too, Mister.

Flannery’s review of Froi of the Exiles. Does this make her a drug runner? Mim is one of those resilient protagonists who still wields a degree of control over her life Little by little, the restrictive labels forced on various characters are seen to be products of convenience or carelessness, rather than truth There must vilki couples who love each other but don’t have sex.

I still half-believe it. Mim is just plain special. Follow a few steps and you can cook up your own shiny destiny. And it is true that there is some very hard hitting content, including drug dealing, sex work, consent in sexual relationships, and domestic violence.

Now Mim has to retrieve a lost package for her mother. This book is a lesson in duality. Her ability to everr full flesh and wskefield characters, with only words, ensures she will quickly be placed snug among the ranks of those we already know to expect much from, the likes of Cath Crowley, Melina Marchetta, Leanne Hall, Fiona Wood vikik Tim Pegler, for their talent to makes us love their characters.

All I Ever Wanted

It’s been two days since I read this and still don’t think what I have to say will do it justice. Here we have a new find who has much potential, and from my limited reading of other newbies, the future of writing for the ya market is in capable, competent and, in some cases, exciting hands.


I loved so many passages and I want to highlight a sample: The novel opens with Mim being relieved of a package she’s collected from her mother by the b I loved this debut novel published by Text—who are publishing some really interesting YA fiction. It’s Australian, it’s brilliant, and I can’t recommend it enough. And what’s worse is his awareness of her, though much craved earlier, came at the heels of what I felt as ‘I want it because I can’t have it.

And all the time her best friend is urging her to go after the boy of her dreams, and confess her feelings, but her bf doesn’t know that he stole a package of drugs from her family. A text message has no soul, no matter how many commas you shift. Then there were even more bitter moment between her and her mother. Jordan is an idle fantasy that takes Mim out of this hellhole — dreaming about him has been a little slice of salvation for many years.

Oct 26, Steve lovell rated it really liked it. I have nothing to gain by saying what I’m about to say. It’s not like it’s an easy choice. Why is a monster dog called Gargoyle hidden in the back shed? She runs into her long-term crush, Jordon Mullen who promptly steals her brown paper bag and rolls her bike into the creek.

The Things We Promise J. Jun 03, Judith rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was beautiful in its storytelling, characters and their development, and of course, its spot-on Australian culture.

And Jordan, the boy she sent Valentines to for years, why is he now suddenly a creep? This debut novel by an Australian author was just a nugget of gold.