Friday Brown, Paperback book

Friday Brown[Paperback]

by Vikki Wakefield

4.00 out of 5 (2 ratings)

Hot Key Books 
Publication Date:
04 July 2013 
Adventure stories 


They call me Friday. It has been foretold that on a Saturday I will drown ...Friday Brown was saved by Silence. 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. But her mother's death left Friday lost, and running from a family curse that may or may not be real. Desperate and alone in the middle of a strange city, a voiceless boy with white-blond hair and silver eyes appeared from nowhere, stole her heart and took her home.Friday is welcomed by a strange gang of lost kids and runaways. Led by the beautiful but fearsome Arden, the group live an underground life in the city, begging, stealing and performing to keep themselves alive. But when Silence returns to the house covered in someone else's blood and terrified, the gang escape to an outback ghost town, leaving everything behind. Murungal Creek is abandoned, desolate and full of empty promises. Life in Arden's gang starts to unravel, and the anger, lies and deceit that have been hidden for so long start to float to the surface. Having been swept along by the currents of life for as long as she can remember, Friday suddenly finds herself struggling to stay afloat, and alive. As devastation threatens, Friday must face up to her past, and fight, for the first time in her life.From the winner of the Adelaide Festival Award for Literature, 2012, FRIDAY BROWN is a remarkable story, described by the Weekend Australian as a story with 'characters so palpable you can imagine passing them in the street.'

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  • Now this was a crazy, interesting book. Very well-written, with unique and strange characters.<br/><br/>Friday's mother passes away, leaving her with a grandfather she can't connect with, a legacy of stories that may or may not be true, and an insatiable wanderlust. She hooks up with a gang of street kids, and even though she is scared of a deeper connection, she is desperate to belong to something. The charismatic Arden adopts her into the gang and Friday slowly realizes the dangers both of being alone - and of getting too close.

    4.00 out of 5


  • 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.

    4.00 out of 5


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