Ballad For A Mad Girl

Awards:   Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers 2018 (Australia) Long-listed for Gold Inky Award-Australian Titles 2018 Short-listed for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: Young Adult 2018 (Australia) Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers 2018 (Australia) Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards: The Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature 2018 (Australia)
Author:   Vikki Wakefield
Publisher:   Text Publishing
ISBN:  

9781925355291


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   29 May 2017
Recommended Age:   From 14 to 16 years
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers 2018 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Gold Inky Award-Australian Titles 2018
  • Short-listed for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: Young Adult 2018 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers 2018 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards: The Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature 2018 (Australia)

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Author:   Vikki Wakefield
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Imprint:   The Text Publishing Company
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.238kg
ISBN:  

9781925355291


ISBN 10:   1925355292
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   29 May 2017
Recommended Age:   From 14 to 16 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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`I'm obsessed with Vikki Wakefield's words. Seriously-I'd be happy reading her grocery list.' * Alpha Reader * `A tightly drawn story of compulsion...I could picture the landscapes so carefully created by Wakefield. The striking cover will impel young adults to choose to read it and they will be stunned by the extraordinary thriller within.' * ReadPlus * `Ballad for a Mad Girl has all the features to appeal to its intended audience, with its tight plot, its claustrophobic country town atmosphere and a group of longtime friends growing up and sometimes growing apart. Many are sure to enjoy the tension and edginess of Vikki Wakefield's novel.' * Magpies * 'Ballad for a Mad Girl is a real page turner...Beautifully written. The gothic, literary tone adds to the creepy atmosphere.' * Reading Time * 'Beautifully written, chilling and atmospheric, Ballad for a Mad Girl is a story with heart, horror, and hope.' * Bookish Manicurist * `With complex and genuine characters, a captivating narrative and the authenticity of a small-town setting, Ballad for a Mad Girl is the epitome of great Aussie YA.' * Written Word Worlds * `A beautifully creepy book.' * Booktopia * `Talented author Vikki Wakefield produced another gripping novel for YA readers...A clever mystery and insightful working out of newly adult relationships among characters as real and nuanced as ourselves.' * Adelaide Advertiser * `Vikki Wakefield is one of the most creative and daring authors writing for young adults today. Ballad for a Mad Girl is an Aussie YA Gothic tale that smartly uses the supernatural to explore the depths of grief and growing up, and the pain to be found in both. This is a caring and keening novel, creepy but tender and wholly marvellous.' * ALPHA Reader * `In Ballad for a Mad Girl, Vikki Wakefield does it again, this time raising the bar with a riveting, beautifully told ghost story that draws you in until the very last page.' * Kids' Book Review * `Ballad for a Mad Girl is about the living, the dead, the long journey of grief, and what happens when the lines between them blur. A spooky, gripping rollercoaster ride!' -- Nadia L King `Ballad for a Mad Girl is an intense, unsettling read...Every page is charged with emotion.' * Loony Literate * `Vikki Wakefield is one of the most creative and daring authors writing for young adults today. Ballad for a Mad Girl is an Aussie YA Gothic tale that smartly uses the supernatural to explore the depths of grief and growing up, and the pain to be found in both. This is a caring and keening novel, creepy but tender and wholly marvellous.' -- Danielle Binks `Vikki Wakefield is one of Australia's best YA writers. I couldn't put down Ballad for a Mad Girl.' -- Cath Crowley `Ballad for a Mad Girl is brilliant, edgy and unsettling. Grace is a tough and sympathetic anti-heroine. I felt her grief and, even when I cursed her curiosity, was compelled to follow her to the story's satisfying, cinematic end.' -- Simmone Howell `There's a dark side to being the funny one in the group. This is a piercing, creepy tale about a wild girl who could lose herself to a ghost. Vikki Wakefield's writing never fails to give me chills.' -- Emily Gale `Everything you already love about Vikki Wakefield-plus a spine-tingling supernatural mystery. Ballad for a Mad Girl is brilliantly creepy and thrilling.' -- Fiona Wood `Wakefield's writing is unflinchingly honest...readers who let themselves sink into Wakefield's descriptions of small-town life, its constraints, and frustrations will enjoy following Jack as she searches for meaning, finding love and purpose in the unlikeliest people.' * Publisher's Weekly on Friday Brown * `[Wakefield's] characters are believable flawed and memorable and there are some good life lessons for young players.' * Otago Daily Times * `Vikki Wakefield writes stories that will break your heart.' * Readings * `Vikki Wakefield...proves again that she's the mistress of YA twisted relationships and disturbed characters, all memorable, all sketched with compassion, wit and insight, the adults as well as teens.' * Ruth Starke, Australian Book Review, Books of the Year 2015 * `Fans of intelligent, unflinching, spine-crawling thrillers...will love Ballad for a Mad Girl.' * Books + Publishing *


`I'm obsessed with Vikki Wakefield's words. Seriously-I'd be happy reading her grocery list.' * Alpha Reader * `Ballad for a Mad Girl has all the features to appeal to its intended audience, with its tight plot, its claustrophobic country town atmosphere and a group of longtime friends growing up and sometimes growing apart. Many are sure to enjoy the tension and edginess of Vikki Wakefield's novel.' * Magpies * 'Ballad for a Mad Girl is a real page turner...Beautifully written. The gothic, literary tone adds to the creepy atmosphere.' * Reading Time * 'Beautifully written, chilling and atmospheric, Ballad for a Mad Girl is a story with heart, horror, and hope.' * Bookish Manicurist * `With complex and genuine characters, a captivating narrative and the authenticity of a small-town setting, Ballad for a Mad Girl is the epitome of great Aussie YA.' * Written Word Worlds * `A beautifully creepy book.' * Booktopia * `Talented author Vikki Wakefield produced another gripping novel for YA readers...A clever mystery and insightful working out of newly adult relationships among characters as real and nuanced as ourselves.' * Adelaide Advertiser * `Vikki Wakefield is one of the most creative and daring authors writing for young adults today. Ballad for a Mad Girl is an Aussie YA Gothic tale that smartly uses the supernatural to explore the depths of grief and growing up, and the pain to be found in both. This is a caring and keening novel, creepy but tender and wholly marvellous.' * ALPHA Reader * `In Ballad for a Mad Girl, Vikki Wakefield does it again, this time raising the bar with a riveting, beautifully told ghost story that draws you in until the very last page.' * Kids' Book Review * `Ballad for a Mad Girl is about the living, the dead, the long journey of grief, and what happens when the lines between them blur. A spooky, gripping rollercoaster ride!' -- Nadia L King `Ballad for a Mad Girl is an intense, unsettling read...Every page is charged with emotion.' * Loony Literate * `Vikki Wakefield is one of the most creative and daring authors writing for young adults today. Ballad for a Mad Girl is an Aussie YA Gothic tale that smartly uses the supernatural to explore the depths of grief and growing up, and the pain to be found in both. This is a caring and keening novel, creepy but tender and wholly marvellous.' -- Danielle Binks `Vikki Wakefield is one of Australia's best YA writers. I couldn't put down Ballad for a Mad Girl.' -- Cath Crowley `Ballad for a Mad Girl is brilliant, edgy and unsettling. Grace is a tough and sympathetic anti-heroine. I felt her grief and, even when I cursed her curiosity, was compelled to follow her to the story's satisfying, cinematic end.' -- Simmone Howell `There's a dark side to being the funny one in the group. This is a piercing, creepy tale about a wild girl who could lose herself to a ghost. Vikki Wakefield's writing never fails to give me chills.' -- Emily Gale `Everything you already love about Vikki Wakefield-plus a spine-tingling supernatural mystery. Ballad for a Mad Girl is brilliantly creepy and thrilling.' -- Fiona Wood `Wakefield's writing is unflinchingly honest...readers who let themselves sink into Wakefield's descriptions of small-town life, its constraints, and frustrations will enjoy following Jack as she searches for meaning, finding love and purpose in the unlikeliest people.' * Publisher's Weekly on Friday Brown * `[Wakefield's] characters are believable flawed and memorable and there are some good life lessons for young players.' * Otago Daily Times * `Vikki Wakefield writes stories that will break your heart.' * Readings * `Vikki Wakefield...proves again that she's the mistress of YA twisted relationships and disturbed characters, all memorable, all sketched with compassion, wit and insight, the adults as well as teens.' * Ruth Starke, Australian Book Review, Books of the Year 2015 * `Fans of intelligent, unflinching, spine-crawling thrillers...will love Ballad for a Mad Girl.' * Books + Publishing *


'Fans of intelligent, unflinching, spine-crawling thrillers...will love Ballad for a Mad Girl.' Books + Publishing 'I'm obsessed with Vikki Wakefield's words. Seriously-I'd be happy reading her grocery list.' Alpha Reader 'Vikki Wakefield...proves again that she's the mistress of YA twisted relationships and disturbed characters, all memorable, all sketched with compassion, wit and insight, the adults as well as teens.' Ruth Starke, Australian Book Review, Books of the Year 2015 'Vikki Wakefield writes stories that will break your heart.' Readings '[Wakefield's] characters are believable flawed and memorable and there are some good life lessons for young players.' Otago Daily Times 'Wakefield's writing is unflinchingly honest...readers who let themselves sink into Wakefield's descriptions of small-town life, its constraints, and frustrations will enjoy following Jack as she searches for meaning, finding love and purpose in the unlikeliest people.' Publisher's Weekly on Friday Brown 'Everything you already love about Vikki Wakefield-plus a spine-tingling supernatural mystery. Ballad for a Mad Girl is brilliantly creepy and thrilling.' -- Fiona Wood 'There's a dark side to being the funny one in the group. This is a piercing, creepy tale about a wild girl who could lose herself to a ghost. Vikki Wakefield's writing never fails to give me chills.' -- Emily Gale


Author Information

Vikki Wakefield's first YA novel, All I Ever Wanted, won the 2012 Adelaide Festival Literary Award for YA Fiction, as did her second novel, Friday Brown, in 2014. Friday Brown was also an Honour Book at the Children's Book Council of Australia, in 2013, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Prime Minister's Awards. Vikki's third novel, Inbetween Days, was Highly Commended in the 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award, was a 2016 CBCA Honour Book and was shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister's Awards. Vikki lives in the Adelaide foothills with her family.

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