Wednesday, April 9, 2014

street kids, romance and murder - all in a day's work for YA author.

Brown women always die by drowning, and always on a Saturday. Which is why Vivienne Brown nicknamed her daughter Friday, and why she kept them wandering around the desert outback. But even so, she couldn't escape an early grave.

Once Lillian "Friday" Brown's mother died from cancer, the seventeen year old keeps on moving, because that's what she's always known. Her mother and her have been moving from town to town since Friday can remember. Now alone, she meets a street kid name Silence who leads Friday to her little family of squatters. Kids like her, all so different from each other, with their own ways of getting by, each with their own story to tell.

Friday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield is a young adult coming-of-age story that is packed with emotion while still surprisingly, upbeat.

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