Author(s): Vikki Wakefield
Seventeen-year-old Friday Brown is on the run - running to escape memories of her mother and of the family curse. And of a grandfather who'd like her to stay. She's lost, alone and afraid. Silence, a street kid, finds Friday and she joins him in a gang led by beautiful, charismatic Arden. When Silence is involved in a crime, the gang escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never leaving, Friday must face the ghosts of her past. She will learn that sometimes you have to stay to finish what you started - and often, before you can find out who you are, you have to become someone you were never meant to be.
* Review coverage in newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and Adelaide Advertiser * Interviews expected in publications such as the Herald Sun and Independent Weekly * Reviews assured in YA publications such as Viewpoint, Junior Bookseller & Publisher and Girlfriend * Online interviews and reviews on popular YA blogs such as Hey!Teenager of the Year and The Literary Life * Author to attend several major Australian writers' festivals in 2012 and 2013 * Consumer advertising campaign in YA magazines and online * Wide circulation of reading copies to the trade * Teaching notes available * Print advertising in specialist children's literary publications * Featured in the Text newsletters to Reading Groups, general readers and to the book industry * Consumer giveaways and promotions through bookseller newsletters * Trade marketing budget for bookseller catalogues
2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist
CBCA Shortlist 2013
Vikki Wakefield is also the author of All I Ever Wanted.