Vikki Wakefield talks about the process of writing her Young Adult novel, Friday Brown. wakefield. ‘They call me Friday. It has been foretold that. Friday Brown is the breathtaking second novel from the author of the award- winning All I Ever Wanted. Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book, Friday Brown [Vikki Wakefield] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Share Friday Brown via: Aug 04, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: Something Wakefield does beautifully, with both All I Ever Wanted and Friday Brown, is write perceptively about the concept of identity and its fluid state in young adulthood. I finished Friday Brown with hope, my heart heavy with grief, but covered with silver linings.

At browwn, it seems as if the novel lacks a plot – and, to some extent, it does. He takes her to the squat used by a group not really a gang of street teens who earn money however they can—begging, stealing—to pay their leader, Arden, who covers living costs.

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So can you, actually Unlike most self-discovery novels, Friday Brown is not about traveling to exotic places or meeting life-changing people, preferably good-looking men. Paperbackpages. Arden entranced me too; she was powerful, she had a mystique about her, and she was captivating.


Let me take a quote from the book and the blurb that pretty much firday everything: The characters are all unique in there own little way. I never said it was good or right — fridzy people form groups out of a need for comfort and safety in all sorts of twisted ways.

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Friday forms a deeply strong and beautiful bond with Silence – the boy who found her all alone in the train station. Throughout the book Vivienne, Friday’s mother is like a ghost and is remembered at least once every ten pages. But she’s also a rare type of author who has the ability to trap everything that means despair, and lost, and searching, and growing up in a odd page story.

This was such an awkward, messy book to write—much like piecing together a quilt from mismatched pieces of fabric, without a pattern.

In typical Vikki Wakefield style, she manages to throw all the themes that make us human in a gripping campfire-story-like fashion, and makes you wonder how Friday Brown can be something she made up in her head. They each had ffiday troubled life that has brought them together.

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Friday Brown is a subtle novel, the kind that hides in the shadows but manages to extend its long limbs around your heart while you dream. Your basket is empty. Frankly, I think it shouldn’t matter to the readers what sexual orientation Friday has since it’s not important for the story. The relationship that he and Friday form is a great dynamic in the book.


The Story of My Book: Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown

The characters are flawed and contradictory, not always sympathetic. Everything wakefirld this novel was authentic; the setting, the people, the feelings. I need a moment.

Friday lacks confidence, she doubts and she pushes away anyone she feels may get too close to her. Vikii Brown was easily my most anticipated release of Friday and Arden’s relationship tugged at my heartstrings. She meets a street family comprising of teen kids and joins them. Friday Brown is a very bittersweet and heartbreaking book, with hope sprinkled here and there.

Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown 4 Sep I fgiday recommend this to all fans of contemporary YA and Australian novels.

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