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Friday Brown
By Vikki Wakefield

Friday Brown

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Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

Book Awards

  • Winner of Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: Young Adult Fiction 2014.
  • Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2013.
  • Shortlisted for Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2014.
  • Shortlisted for Queensland Literary Awards: Griffith University Young Adult Book Award 2013.
  • Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Young Adult Fiction 2013.

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921922701
ISBN-10: 1921922702
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The Text Publishing Company
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield - Reviewed by (21 Aug 2014)

Vikki Wakefield’s novel All I Ever Wanted was the winner of the 2012 Adelaide festival literary awards for YA fiction. So I knew with Friday Brown I was in for a real treat. I wasn’t disappointed.

The Brown women were cursed. Going back generations they all died at an early age, on a Saturday, and all involving water. Vivienne would tell Friday that when she died the curse would move to her. Knowing this Friday wondered why her mother was always drawn to water. Every time they came across a river her mother would strip off and dive straight in. They lived a nomadic life moving from town to town. Friday loved this life, just the two of them. She grew up knowing love, peace and adventure. After her mothers death (another fatality of the Brown curse?) 17 year old Friday decided that she would start a new life on her own. She is soon befriended by a reticent and sombre boy named Silence and is taken back to a squat inhabited by homeless children,...

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Author Biography - Vikki Wakefield

Vikki Wakefield is the author of All I Ever Wanted.

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