All I Ever Wanted
By Vikki Wakefield
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Winner of the Adelaide Festival Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2012. Over the nine days before her seventeenth birthday, Mim's life turns upside down. In the end,
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13+ years
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All I Ever Wanted
Text Publishing
27 June 2011
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448.2 KB
13+ years (13-17)
New edition
Young Adult Fiction
Young adult


Winner of Adelaide Festival Award for Literature 2012 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Book Awards 2012 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards 2012 (Australia) -- Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2012 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Gold Inky Award 2011 (Australia)


'I read this novel in one gulp, loving every moment of the narrator’s voice and the strangeness of her impoverished life…Though Mim makes mistakes, and plenty of them, this novel cont...
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Author Biography

Vikki Wakefield writes realist fiction for young adults. Her work explores coming-of-age, family, class, relationships and the lives of contemporary teens. Her novels All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown, Inbetween Days and Ballad for a Mad Girl have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Vikki lives in Adelaide, Australia.