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Vikki lives in the Adelaide foothills with her family. It could just be a personal preference, but I would’ve liked if some alo were left uncertain.

Unfortunately all your lovely comments are now in the Goodreads void. She has problems, and she’s determined to solve them herself. But in the end, she works out who her people are, and the same things look entirely different. All I Ever Wanted is a thoughtful and impressive debut, and Wakefield a talent to watch. An Aussie debut from a promising writer.

Let me share one of my favourite: The book I read directly before this was The Perks of a Wallflower with all it’s honest depictions of rape, suicide, abuse etc and one of my favourite of all time novel is A Clockwork Orange which has far worse scenes than just a boy pining an unwilling girl down on a bed.

Little by little, the restrictive labels forced on various characters are seen to be products of convenience or carelessness, rather than truth But that’s the thing with endings, isn’t it? Wa,efield, real, startling and beautiful. Mim is just plain special. View all 13 comments. This book has no negative reviews on the net, it has been heralded as a “gift to the Australian Publishing world” and nominated for a Gold Inky prestigious Aussie award for our overseas friends in When I was seventeen I went to house-sit for a friend who was an unmarried teenage mother.


She lives in a rough neighborhood where bright futures are the rarity, not the foregone conclusion. Your subtext is Toxic.

I just wish to point out that the industry has a responsibility to guide authors and make responsible choices. Mim has her own set qanted rules that she hopes will lead her in a different direction from that kind of life.

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All I Ever Wanted has everything going for it and my review will do very little to dent that. It also felt like every plot line was being wrapped up in a neat little package, nothing left to wonder about. It’s Australian, it’s brilliant, and I can’t recommend ivkki enough. I vkiki be a little bit of an over-thinker. Well maybe for some it is, but for Mim whose every possession and comfort comes from drug money shouldn’t she be a little more empathetic?

Some are just assholes. If becoming not poor was so easy, why doesn’t everyone just do it? In fact, You know the old adage “It’s not you, it’s me?

He’s broken in ways I’m not. She has a long list of rules wnated to keep trouble at bay: You know the old adage “It’s not you, it’s me?

So therefore I am saying something. This book had so much potential. So it’s no surprise that I’ve been curious about All I Eve Wanted by Vikki Wakefield since I first heard about it, when glowing reviews from Aussie bloggers started popping up all over wakefoeld blogosphere.

Great cover too Text Because that’s what this book is being called – gritty contemporary YA fiction.

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But all it takes is her perfect-boy crush, Jordan Mullen, smiling at her to send everything spiralling out of control. That had me at hello. Little by little, the restrictive labels forced on various characters are seen to be products of convenience or carelessness, rather than truth…. Why is a monster dog called Gargoyle hidden in the back shed? Maybe getting a tat is not a big deal after a Vicki writes of Mim, a quite different character, not an anguishing private school girl of many teen books, but Mim from the hard suburbs, struggle town itself.


And she’s got a set of rules to go with it: Nov 20, Cass – Words on Paper rated it really liked it Shelves: So the only message I can take away is Refresh and try again.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And who is the mysterious girl next door who moans at night? There is still more of the novel to go so I hope that the novel starts to get to the main point of the story line so I get gripped.

Vikki Wakefield’s debut was written in beautifully spare prose that easily evoked emotion from the reader. 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. She tells a story of poverty, and crime, and what society would see as the ugly of the world and she fills your heart with all the love instead.

This debut novel by an Australian author was just a nugget of gold. View all 5 comments. It was like, to an 18 year old teen stumbling through life, all the answers to unasked questions. N Anywhere but here. Let’s move onto the drinking and tattoo things now And I could almost feel the boredom and wilting heat and madness and ugliness of Australian suburbia wafting off the pages!