REVIEW: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

July 4, 2013

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.

*Thanks Text Publishing for my copy in return for a honest review, this did not affect my review whatsoever*

Hooking and Unique Vikki Wakefield has created characters I adored and a story that is unique and powerful. Friday Brown is the type of read that silently creeps up on you and the impact is strong. Vikki Wakefield is truly talented and Friday Brown is not only a delight to YA Fiction but to Aussie literature. Go Australian Authors! I loved the Australian Outback and City setting that was so well portrayed in Friday Brown. The Prolouge began Friday's journey so well and gave me shivers! I would hate to have the Brown families Curse.
“We were wanderers, always with our faces to the sun.” 
― Vikki Wakefield, Friday Brown
 Friday Brown is intriguing and hooking and the subtle beauty is flowing throughout every page. We are introduced to wonderful characters and a brave heroine who I loved. Friday is on the run - running her whole life is all she's ever done, but who is she without the guidance of her mother who has passed away. Friday was a character who was independent and brave yet lost and overwhelmed. And her path to self discovery was beautiful, thought provoking and thrilling. An equal favourite of mine was Silence, Gah! (The Emotions right now!! If you've read it you'll know what I mean). I adored him and I'm sorry that my feelings can not be put into words at this current moment. Friday Brown has characters we question and characters we love.

I was quite surprised by Friday Brown and I felt that before reading it - even though I'd heard such positive things, I didn't have a proper idea of what it was about. But when reading it I discovered a novel that took me on a journey and a hell of a ride it was, the lessons learnt and the emotions felt! 
Anyway Friday Brown was amaze-balls and I highly recommend it to anyone and I guess in particular those who like a brilliant contempory and just a overall fab read. Oh and Vikki so kindly sent me a signed copy of her first book, "All I Ever Wanted" which I can't wait to start.

I've also come up with a new rating system which I should probably talk about but because I'm feeling like this (GIFS Below), I will just post the link here, Check it out. So yeah on the inside i'm energetic and spazzing while on the outside I'm lazy and tired. Yeah it doesn't really make sense, I'm blaming it on the amount of sugar I had today. Don't listen to my nonsense just go and read Friday Brown ok?

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  1. Brilliant review! Now I am desperate to read it and I am dying to get my hands on a copy. The plot sounds amazing and it's very unique and another things is it's set in AUSTRALIA! Wooh go Australia! *happy dance* I don't think I've ever read a book set in Australia now that I think about it...

  2. GAH I NEED TO READ THIS! I've read three reviews on this book but I'm desperate to see what all the 5 star ratings are about. Love the GIFS :D Great review!

  3. Hahaha the GIFs are awesome! So glad you liked this one, it sounds like my cup of tea :D Australian authors seem to be better than any other country, is there something in the water over there? ;) thanks for the awesome review, Sunny!

  4. OHMYGOD STOP TEASING US WHO HAVEN'T READ THIS! :( (Sorry about the capslock xD) I can't wait to read this book! It sounds amazing and let's see if this one will make me cry cause TFIOS didn't :P Agree with Francoise, YA books set in Australia are rare...

  5. Unique and powerful sound great to me as well as good characters

  6. GAHHHH YES YOU ARE RIGHT THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE! It was definitely a hell of a ride, and Vikki Wakefield has definitely done you Aussies proud! :)) Love the new rating system by the way! (Oh and I finished Eleanor & Park)!

  7. I'm so, so glad you loved Friday Brown! It's a beautiful and sad story :)

  8. Friday Brown sounds extraordinary, Sunny. I can't wait to read it! ^_^ x

  9. Oh I do know what you mean about Silence's character. I was pretty surprised by how emotional this was actually! It was my first book by Wakefield, and it definitely won't be my last. I'm really glad to see it impressed you too. Fantastic review! :)

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  11. Sunny, thank you so much for introducing me to this book! This is the first I'm hearing of it, but sounds fantastic, and I'm glad to see those GIFs at the end because, well, they capture a mood ;) But seriously...wonderful review, doll!

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  12. OMG, awesome review, Sunny! I'm planning on reading this very soon. If you, Jack, and Ruby loved it, then I simply MUST read it asap! ( haha, I just noticed on your sidebar that you link to taylor swift's website. You are officially amazing.)


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