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This is How We Change the Ending - Vikki Wakefield

This is How We Change the Ending

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2019
ISBN: 9781922268136
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 14+ years old

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Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He's worried about a lot of things-how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop growing in his bedroom; the way his friend Merrick always drags him into fights. And he has never forgiven his mother for leaving.

But none of it is his fight, right? He's just waiting for his time. Nate hangs out at YouthWorks, the local youth centre threatened with closure, and fills his notebooks with the things he can't say. But when some of his pages are stolen and his words are graffitied on the wall of the centre, Nate realises he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he?

This is How We Change the Ending is a story that will have you on the edge of your seat, hoping Nate will find a way out, despite the odds.

About the Author

Vikki Wakefield writes realist fiction for young adults. Her work explores coming-of-age, family, class, relationships, and the lives of contemporary teens. Her novels All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown, Inbetween Days and Ballad for a Mad Girl have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Vikki lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Industry Reviews

'Vikki Wakefield is one of Australia's best YA writers.' * Cath Crowley *
`When I finish a Vikki Wakefield novel I get a tiny ache in my heart because I'm already missing her gutsy characters.' * Melina Marchetta *
`Vikki Wakefield is one of the most creative and daring authors writing for young adults today.' * Danielle Binks *
'This is How We Change the Ending is [Vikki Wakefield's] best book and my YA novel of the year. It may well be the perfect YA novel.' * Joy Lawn *
'With This Is How We Change the Ending, Vikki Wakefield crafts an examination of violence, stunted masculinity and class disparity that's as complex as any literary novel...this never comes across as hopeless or grim - just honest. With its emotional realism, This Is How We Change the Ending feels like an Australian Friday Night Lights: the hazy washed-out glare of a small town, the slightly aimless wandering nights, and the ultimately uplifting message. I'm not sure what we did right to deserve a writer as fine as Wakefield, who captures the bruised vulnerability and tremulous potential of youth with so much honesty and power.' * Readings *
'Bravo Vikki Wakefield...This Is How We Change the Ending is a ripper yarn!' * Nadia King *
`Brilliant...I'm still reeling. This stands shoulder to shoulder with any lit-fic young protagonist novel, YA or otherwise...Intelligent, vivid and so moving.' * Emily Gale *
`[Vikki Wakefield] captures the angst of coming-of-age with honesty, understanding and some humour.' * Magpies *
`Friday Brown...will break your heart then put the pieces back together in a new way. I absolutely loved this book.' * Libba Bray on Friday Brown *
`[A] powerful, affecting story...stories like Wakefield's are essential reading.' * InDaily *

ISBN: 9781922268136
ISBN-10: 1922268135
Audience: Children
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 3rd September 2019
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.43

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