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Here Friday finds comfort in a group of equally lost people where she bonds with Silence, someone who needs a loving friend almost as much as she does. Silence Honestly, there have been only a handful of books that have affected me like this. Without her mother, without the stories she has grown up with — who is she?

Friday shows us how to be true to yourself and even if you are smaller and weaker than someone else you must always stand up for what you believe is right. Yet this is far from a simple novel.

The Story of My Book: Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown

Fans of Melina Marchetta and Tiger Lily. But then there were times it did feel like August Rush wakefisld especially silence. Thank you to the terrific people at Text Publishing for my review copy.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I need to fdiday about it. May 10, Paula Weston rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 4 comments. Nobody wants to be a one-way street. They are, however, compelling.

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Friday comes to describe them as being identical to the “lost boys” in Peter Pan. Never needing anyone else but her mother to know her. It will fly your ship rated it really liked fikki Shelves: May 10, Maggie marked it as to-read Shelves: I love his soul. I loved that Friday had only positive thoughts of her life with her mother.


I did give this book four wakefueld instead of five, due to how gloomy the ending left me. It is subtle, refusing to clearly spell out the growth, change, and self-discovery of its protagonist. Feb 09, mari rated it liked it.

I never really got used to his name, I’m afraid. Stay in touch Subscribe to our newsletter Read our blog Become a member Come to an event. I vikmi 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.

I honestly cannot explain how much I love this novel. This book got to me on the same level as A Fault in our Stars. Joe is a straight-talking wise boy, and Carrie has fangs and a wounded past.

Friday, despite having a home and family, manages to connect with children like Silence for she too feels lost and alone in the world. Friday Brown delivers on every front, establishing itself as a poignant read, but perhaps I expected to vikkj a little more heart-broken, a little more heavy with grief. To find a dad she has never known. She vriday enchanting, calculating and extremely manipulative. There is no sugar coating it. But that was when we were in our early teens and the throes of dealing with a reticent and stubborn mother wakefied the end of the world.

I actually love that Wakefield viki writes the antithesis to the romance of most young adult novels. It has b I am Friday Brown. I cannot not mention what I truly love about Vicki Wakefield’s work: The leader of these street kids is Arden who is neurotic but nobody questions her hot and cold attitude that borders on mental sickness. She’s dropped out of school. Friday Brown is a very bittersweet and heartbreaking book, with hope sprinkled here and there. I loved this little book, and can’t believe how few people have read it.


It was a perfect ending, but I could not find myself to love it.

But is Friday finding herself or merely letting the next charismatic mother figure mold her into someone else?

I strongly related to Friday, who is at a crossroads in her life. Me, too I just have to read this. For more of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads Isa, this book seriously affected me and I’m not sure if I should be blessing you or cursing you!

She is a woman with power. Return to Book Page.

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Silence was a beautiful, quiet boy who spoke with a rasp and felt in visible. It will break your heart then put the pieces back together in a new way. Friday’s journey and portrayal are painfully honest and once again, Wakefield’s characters are so vividly drawn their strength btown off the page. I think there is serious potential for this to be talked about for the Printz this year, as it comes out in the US as Friday Never Leaving.

I loved how she understood him in a profound way. Her and mother Vivienne didn’t stay long anywhere.