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

Friday Brown is the second novel by Australian author Vikki Wakefield. May 10, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the concept of idolization and adoration of an older girl who dares you, who introduces you to a new world and makes you feel special. Friday loved this life, just the two of them.

Through a variety of outside influences, situations, and events, Friday finds herself gradually climbing a ladder, taking control, and finding the bits and pieces of her she never believed she had or, if she did, that she didn’t know were hers.

A mother who has moved them around her whole life, never leaving time to form friendships, connections, or a feeling of belonging. 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.


I can not stop crying! Friday Brown u Frriday All I Ever Wanted. Brought up travelling the endless roads of the Australian wilds, Friday’s past was shaped by stories, told dreamily by her mother around glowing campfires and on the edge of endless plains. Silence whose story I wanted to know. This beautiful, brave book cements that position.

How its not something you catch and mostly we choose it. View all 7 comments.

This idea of discovery, of identity as evolving rather than static, overarches the narrative. It has been foretold that on a Saturday I will drown…. However, I really didn’t like it at all. I am cheering for Aussie teens who can experience books such as this: Next time, I’ll open my heart and allow myself to be changed by this book too.

Nevertheless, Wakefield’s sophomore novel is a poignant and beautiful tale, one that I enjoyed tremendously, despite the slight twinge of disappointment that came from my over-hyped expectations.

But that’s what makes her journey so mesmerising: Life is full of browm turns and dead ends and pathways that peter out. Friday’s journey and portrayal are painfully honest and once again, Wakefield’s characters are so vividly drawn their strength reverberates off the page. So be warned, don’t expect teen angst or even much romance.

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May 10, Noelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: When moving doesn’t mean freedom but instead means imprisonment? Never in one spot long enough to know anyone. She earned them, every one. Apr 10, Basuhi rated it liked it. But then there were times it did feel like August Rush … especially silence.


Yet, I must admit that for all its excellence, beauty, and honesty, Friday Brown was a novel I still expected a little more from.

Darcy makes her living from men, and she hates Friday on sight.

The Story of My Book: Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown

Friday is a devastatingly real narrator. Here Friday finds comfort in a group of equally lost people where she bonds with Silence, someone bfown needs a loving friend almost as much as she does. Seriously, Wakefield took my heart, tore it out and squashed it into tiny little pieces.

Her journey of self-discovery is remarkably well written. Feb 09, mari rated it liked it.

Brpwn wish I had this in print so I could hold it and stroke it. It’s an achey read, not a feel-good read, and I suspect that even though I liked-not-loved it, the story and Friday’s voice will remain with me for quite a while.