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She finds a nearby river—whew! Preview — Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield.

Except, perhaps, in their young female protagonists who are a little bit lost, lonely and loyal. In fact, all matters of money in this novel are unrealistic.

Friday Brown

The book was split into two parts. I also appreciated the change in her confidence once she leaves the city and ends up in the outback, seeing her come into her own and fight her fears was a very moving scene.

It is, rather, a novel that is felt, clearly as a punch through the gut with grief, softly as the blowing wind with hope, and harshly as a stab with reality. They all count, even the wrong turns; they all add more to who you become.

I loved the relationship that emerged between Cikki and Silence, though; she listened to him and she GOT him. Friday, despite having a home and family, manages to connect with children like Silence for she too feels lost and alone in the world.

After meeting Arden I was left unsettled fricay this feeling stayed with me over the course of the story. Life in Arden’s gang starts to unravel, and the anger, lies and deceit that have been hidden for so long start to float to the surface.


You follow Friday as she runs from the death of some important to her, and you join her in an adventure when she tries to find her place in the streets of an unfamiliar city.

Text Publishing — Friday Brown, book by Vikki Wakefield

She befriends Silence, a strange boy with a troubled past. In Murungal Creek, a ghost town in the outback, Friday must face her own past. Unlike most self-discovery novels, Friday Brown is not about traveling to exotic places or meeting life-changing people, preferably good-looking men. This book is incredible. Friday Brown finds comfort with the street kids when she struggles to belong anywhere else. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I still think about it.

This is a realistic survival story that follows kids on the run, all from troubled homes 4. Jun 26, Wendy F rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her characters are so vivid and endearing, or vicious and infuriating that she makes you feel everything down to your bones.

Friday Brown – Vikki Wakefield – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

At times, it seems as if the novel lacks a plot – and, to some extent, it does. It will break your heart then put the pieces back together in a new way. It takes talent plus time plus dedication to write a story like this, that shatters your heart, and sits you at the front seat of a horror movie you can’t tear away from. Mostly, though, this story concentrates on the thick and thin of what’s it’s like to be a teenager on the streets, having to fend for yourself, but also how they come to build their own family, their own destiny.

This is just amazing. She disappears into a crowded city, where faces blur together as feet busily pound the lifeless grey pavement. Never needing anyone else but her mother to know her.


Be prepared to feel and have your heart ripped out because this is no light read. It is dirty and unapologetic, and made me uncomfortable many times. The setting felt so genuine and Australian to me. How OFF she was. Each of the other characters was remarkable in their own way, but it was Arden who stuck with me fikki the most chilling of reasons.

Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown 4 Sep Everything about this novel was authentic; the setting, the people, fiday feelings.

The Story of My Book: Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown

The writing was magnificent. I cannot not mention what I truly love about Vicki Wakefield’s work: But you don’t know that she’s a master at manipulation and in the end as insecure and sad as the rest of them.

Settings Tips on technique 3: Yet her nurturing, mothering personality attracted the other street kids like moths to a flame. But when Friday sees her life nearing an end, after losing a friend, can she figure out how to find the place she truly needs to be? May 10, Nomes rated it really liked it Shelves: She has set herself rules to live by, but she’s starting to Dreamy nights sleeping by the campfire and waking up covered in fine ash, as if I’d waekfield through a nuclear holocaust.