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Friday Brown has always lived her life moving from place to place. Bree is an indigenous girl whose family perform street music, and Mailk is the muscle who sells drugs on the side. That learning people aren’t always what they seem on the surface is hard, but it doesn’t change the fact that frday is something you have the right to choose to give; it’s not automatic.

How its not something you catch and mostly we choose it. I need others to read this. She’s dropped out of school. She’s vikku with her runaway sister, Trudy, and she’s in secret, obsessive love with Luke, who doesn’t love her back.

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And do you actually have any say in the matter? May 10, Ftiday rated it really liked it Shelves: Isa, this book seriously affected me and I’m not sure if I should be blessing you or cursing you!

Friday, despite having a home and family, manages to connect with children like Silence for she too feels lost and alone in the world. This story deeply moved me.


The Story of My Book: Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown

It keeps the reader engaged on this startling journey and before long, the abrupt twists and turns become a natural part of the experience. This book was reminiscent of my all time favorite book, On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta because of the abstruse plot fraught with a multitude of possibilities that was presented to us. I wish Vikki Wakefield had five other novels published, so I could get my heart broken by these amazing characters and beautiful writing.

There is only humbled, awestruck, heartbroken silence. She and Mum had trekked all around the country, camping, staying in small towns from time to time, and living by their wits.

The street kids are presented as lost and completely alone on their own, but with the guide of each other they are able to live almost happily. Being in one place, that stasis, doesn’t fit with her soul. Friday Brown, the book, is hard to read.

May 10, Isamlq rated it really liked it Shelves: I actually love that Wakefield often writes the antithesis to the romance of most young adult novels. Throughout the book Vivienne, Friday’s mother is like a ghost and is remembered at least once every ten pages. I would recommend this to all fans of contemporary YA and Australian novels. It was an intense moment of retrospection and the event that happened was tragic but more than the tragedy, it was the cruelty and the finality of it that affected.

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Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

I love him the way I love my very best friend. This idea of discovery, of identity as evolving rather than static, overarches the narrative. May 10, Paula Weston rated it it was amazing Shelves: It made me cry. It was her gift, she said. Left alone with a g 4.


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

She is soon befriended by a reticent and sombre boy named Silence and is taken back to a squat inhabited by homeless children, headed by the militant but charismatic, Arden. Sep 22, Claudia B. Refresh and try again.

Just not my style of book, but I can think of a wakefielc of people who would really like it, so I’m going to recommend it to them. I found Silence and the family of street kids to be just as realistic as Friday, each with their own defined personalities and reasons for living together.

I am Friday Brown. But her mother’s death left Friday lost, and running from a family curse that may or may not be real. Looking in a lot of wrong places, I might add.

Vikki on writing Friday Brown for Readings. Return to Book Page. I need a moment. Nevertheless, it’s like its force whizzed right by me. Friday, I could deal with, but not Silence. I was overwhelmed by the desire to say everything, and not knowing how to express frida.