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Does this make her a drug runner? All of Mim’s emotions were so clearly and accurately written that they seemed to pool on the page and sticky our hands. There’s nothing extraneous in her writing, every word is chosen with such precision and care.
Nov 20, Cass – Words on Paper rated it really liked it Shelves: Can I say that there will be inevitable spoilers? Reading vikki feels like a small and vivid piece of the real world has been captured on paper. Some of the things that happen in this book are likely too realistic for a young mind.
Everyone waefield a happy ending, even the incarcerated brothers. What she knows of her ‘people’ is not a pretty picture and how she grew up was unconventional but like I said, her version of things is skewed. Friends who don’t change overnight and turn into complete opposites of each other. There’s a lot of love here, zll I can tell that Wakefield spent a lot of time developing this “world” she has created or reimagined.
The novel opens with Mim being relieved of a package she’s collected from her mother by the boy she’s been in love with for 5 years—and things go downhill and vikkki dale from there.
An Aussie debut from a promising writer. I can’t help it, there are just so many great authors in the land down under. The engaging storyline and characters, fluid narrative and evocative writing would have made it five stars for me, but for the sentimental, wantwd ending.
But as soon as soon as she breaks one of her rules – a possible drug deal – the rest start to crumble around her. But a star must be removed be Just one of those books where you take away more wanetd just a story. Mim would be a pretty nice person to have as a friend. I hate being poor. Or it could go somewhere in between. Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go — anywhere but home, stuck in the suburbs with her mother wantrd won’t get off the couch, and two brothers in prison.
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If becoming not poor was so easy, why doesn’t everyone just do it? Except maybe I am not ready for the heralding of such a momentous event. Now Mim has to retrieve a lost package for her mother. And she’s got a set of rules to go with it: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Also, Vikki Wakefield has a very strange voice. She lives in a rough neighborhood where bright futures are the rarity, not the foregone conclusion.
She has problems, and she’s determined to solve them herself. I have just finished the novel, All I Ever Wanted. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This is a striking debut, full of lingering, gorgeous, compelling writing. Description Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go – anywhere but home, stuck in the suburbs with her mother who won’t get off the couch, and two brothers in prison.
And then when things start going particularly wrong with the new friends she’s made and her horrible choice in not confessing to her family immediately she says: And I was thrilled with Mim’s happy ending, even though it might stray a touch into the realm of wishful thinking.
Flannery’s review of Froi of the Exiles. Some of my own friends even aspire to live in Australia, specifically and I have to admit that I wouldn’t mind doing that either if it means I’d have access to so many wonderful novels. Pat on the head, my Pet. Both books made me cry. Well maybe for some it is, eved for Mim whose every possession and comfort comes from drug money shouldn’t she be a little more empathetic?
Let me explain how I read every novel. It’s unsentimental, but even though Mim’s world is rough and tumble, it’s not brutal.
They keep to themselves. Let me share one of my favourite: Edgy YA is my zone, brothers and sisters. I believe that a book for the young should have a certain amount of black and white. She has volumes and volumes of Lonely Planet travel guides read and reread. This really had wakefifld to be as large as To Kill A Mockingbird, or something to that level.