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Vikki Wakefield is an award-winning Australian author of contemporary YA fiction. After high school, Vikki worked in banking, journalism, communications and graphic design and, after an extended writing drought of fifteen years, she enrolled in a professional writing course. During her study she rediscovered young adult books and found her voice. Vikki's writing has been described as 'original, real, startling and beautiful' and she also writes short stories, articles and film scripts. In her spare time she tries to paint, draw and play basketball. She was born in Adelaide and still lives and writes there. FRIDAY BROWN is Vikki's debut UK novel. Follow Vikki at: http://vikkiwakefield.com/ or on Twitter: @VikkiWakefield
A gritty tale of self discovery - Friday is alone in the world after her mother's death but she is saved by Silence, a strange, mute street boy. She briefly finds solace in Silence and his gang until they need to escape the city after Silence returns from begging covered in someone else's blood. Will Friday be able to escape the haunting family curse which foretells she will drown...and will she be able to save her new friend?