By Vikki Wakefield
Everyone is aware seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a section mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's no longer frightened of anything—except wasting. As a part of the long-running feud among neighborhood faculties in Swanston, Grace accepts a problem to stroll the pipe. That evening she experiences anything she cannot clarify.
The humorous woman isn't really guffawing anymore. She's haunted by means of voices and visions—but not anyone believes a lady who cries wolf.
As she’s drawn deeper right into a twenty-year-old secret surrounding lacking woman Hannah Holt, the skinny veil among this international and the following starts to slide. She can not inform what is genuine or imagined—all she is familiar with is the ghosts of Swanston, together with that of her personal mom, are stressed. it sort of feels one among them has granted her a rare reward at a negative fee.
Everything approximately her is changing—her physique, her recommendations, even her activities appear to belong to a stranger. Grace is wasting herself, and her buddies don’t comprehend. Is she relocating toward the reality? Or is she heading for insanity?
I hint the be aware with my finger. It shimmers. a pointy effect close to my ribs knocks me sideways and the pipe turns out to buckle and twist. My legs lose grip. nearby, a person is sobbing as though their center may well break.
Vikki Wakefield’s first YA novel, All I Ever Wanted, received the 2012 Adelaide pageant Literary Award for YA Fiction, as did her moment novel, Friday Brown, in 2014. Friday Brown used to be additionally an Honour e-book on the Children’s booklet Council of Australia, in 2013, and used to be shortlisted for the celebrated best Minister’s Awards. Vikki’s 3rd novel, Inbetween Days, used to be hugely counseled within the 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award, used to be a 2016 CBCA Honour e-book and was once shortlisted for the 2016 leading Minister's Awards. Vikki lives within the Adelaide foothills together with her family.
‘Fans of clever, unflinching, spine-crawling thrillers…will love Ballad for a Mad Girl.’ Books + Publishing
‘I’m captivated with Vikki Wakefield’s phrases. Seriously—I’d be happy reading her grocery list.’ Alpha Reader
‘Everything you already love approximately Vikki Wakefield—plus a spine-tingling supernatural secret. Ballad for a Mad woman is brilliantly creepy and thrilling.’ Fiona Wood
‘There’s a dismal aspect to being the humorous one within the staff. this can be a piercing, creepy story a couple of wild woman who may lose herself to a ghost. Vikki Wakefield’s writing by no means fails to provide me chills.’ Emily Gale
‘Vikki Wakefield writes tales that may holiday your heart.’ Readings
‘Ballad for a Mad Girl is marvelous, edgy and unsettling. Grace is a difficult and sympathetic anti-heroine. I felt her grief and, even if I cursed her interest, was once pressured to keep on with her to the story’s pleasurable, cinematic end.’ Simmone Howell
‘Vikki Wakefield is one in every of Australia’s top YA writers. I couldn’t placed down Ballad for a Mad Girl.’ Cath Crowley
‘Vikki Wakefield is without doubt one of the so much artistic and bold authors writing for teenagers at the present time. Ballad for a Mad Girl is an Aussie YA Gothic story that neatly makes use of the supernatural to discover the depths of grief and growing to be up, and the ache to be present in either. it is a worrying and keening novel, creepy yet delicate and absolutely marvellous.’ Danielle Binks
‘Ballad for a Mad Girl is an excessive, unsettling read…Every web page is charged with emotion.’ Loony Literate
‘Ballad for a Mad Girl is set the residing, the lifeless, the lengthy trip of grief, and what occurs whilst the strains among them blur. A spooky, gripping rollercoaster ride!’ Nadia L King
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