Australian spotlight: Once a month i will put the spot light on something Australian that has to do with books, or the book world, this month is:
All i ever wanted - Vikki Wakefield.
Goodreads summary: 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. She's set herself rules to live by, but she's starting to break them.
Now Mim has to retrieve a lost package for her mother.
Does this make her a drug runner?
Why is a monster dog called Gargoyle hidden in the back shed?
And Jordan, the boy she sent Valentines to for years, why is he now suddenly a creep?
How come there's a huge gap between her and her best friend, Tahnee?
And who is the mysterious girl next door who moans at night?
Over the nine days before her seventeenth birthday, Mim's life turns upside down. 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.
I adored this book!!!
I loved it from cover to cover. I love how Australian it is!
This book has it all from personal struggles, family struggles, best friend struggles, boyfriends struggles, law struggles.
Vikki did an amazing job at capturing the lower class Australian people
I know people who have similar struggles, i have lived in a similar street
all we want to do is be something else.
I think people underestimate lower class citizens.
sure we may not have cars or money but we have each other, we have our family.
I seriously think this should be studied in schools.
I can not say good enough things about this book, i will be following this
Author very closly, you should too!!
One thing everyone to remember when reading this book: Every one, has a dream!
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