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Vikki Wakefield Vikki Wakefield i(A139129 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Vikki Wakefield has studied professional writing at AC Arts, Adelaide, South Australia.

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y separately published work icon This is How We Change the Ending Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2019 16863784 2019 single work novel young adult

'I have questions I’ve never asked. Worries I’ve never shared. Thoughts that circle and collide and die screaming because they never make it outside my head. Stuff like that, if you let it go—it’s a survival risk.

'Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He’s worried about a lot of things—how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop in his bedroom; his reckless friend, Merrick.

'Nate hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can’t say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate realises he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he?

'This is How We Change the Ending is raw and real, funny and heartbreaking—a story about what it takes to fight back when you’re not a hero.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2020 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2020 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2020 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book designed by Imogen Stubbs.
2020 longlisted The Stella Prize
2020 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
2020 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
y separately published work icon Ballad for a Mad Girl Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2017 10605233 2017 single work novel young adult fantasy horror

'Everyone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She’s a prankster and a risk-taker, and she’s not afraid of anything—except losing. As part of the long-running feud between two local schools in Swanston, Grace accepts a challenge to walk the pipe. That night she experiences something she can’t explain. The funny girl isn’t laughing anymore. She’s haunted by voices and visions—but nobody believes a girl who cries wolf.

As she’s drawn deeper into a twenty-year-old mystery surrounding missing girl Hannah Holt, the thin veil between this world and the next begins to slip. She can no longer tell what’s real or imagined—all she knows is the ghosts of Swanston, including that of her own mother, are restless. It seems one of them has granted her an extraordinary gift at a terrible price. Everything about her is changing—her body, her thoughts, even her actions seem to belong to a stranger. Grace is losing herself, and her friends don’t understand. Is she moving closer to the truth? Or is she heading for madness?' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2018 winner Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2018 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2018 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2018 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction
y separately published work icon Inbetween Days Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015 8696573 2015 single work novel young adult

'At seventeen, Jacklin Bates is all grown up. She’s dropped out of school. She’s living with her runaway sister, Trudy, and she’s in secret, obsessive love with Luke, who doesn’t love her back. She’s stuck in Mobius—a dying town with the macabre suicide forest its only attraction—stuck working in the roadhouse and babysitting her boss’s demented father.

'A stranger sets up camp in the forest and the boy next door returns; Jack’s father moves into the shed and her mother steps up her campaign to punish Jack for leaving, too. Trudy’s brilliant façade is cracking and Jack’s only friend, Astrid, has done something unforgivable.

'Jack is losing everything, including her mind. As she struggles to hold onto the life she thought she wanted, Jack learns that growing up is complicated—and love might be the biggest mystery of all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2016 Honours CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2016 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
2016 highly commended Barbara Jefferis Award
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