By Vikki Wakefield
Everyone understands seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a section mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's no longer terrified 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 whatever she cannot clarify.
The humorous woman is not giggling anymore. She's haunted via voices and visions—but not anyone believes a woman 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 global and the following starts to slide. She can not inform what is actual 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 certainly one of them has granted her a unprecedented present at a bad cost.
Everything approximately her is changing—her physique, her strategies, even her activities appear to belong to a stranger. Grace is wasting herself, and her associates don’t comprehend. Is she relocating towards the reality? Or is she heading for insanity?
I hint the observe 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. within reach, anyone is sobbing as though their center might break.
Vikki Wakefield’s first YA novel, All I Ever Wanted, gained the 2012 Adelaide competition Literary Award for YA Fiction, as did her moment novel, Friday Brown, in 2014. Friday Brown was once additionally an Honour publication on the Children’s e-book Council of Australia, in 2013, and used to be shortlisted for the distinguished leading Minister’s Awards. Vikki’s 3rd novel, Inbetween Days, was once hugely counseled within the 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award, used to be a 2016 CBCA Honour ebook 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
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‘Everything you already love approximately Vikki Wakefield—plus a spine-tingling supernatural secret. Ballad for a Mad lady is brilliantly creepy and thrilling.’ Fiona Wood
‘There’s a gloomy part to being the humorous one within the staff. this can be a piercing, creepy story a few wild lady who might lose herself to a ghost. Vikki Wakefield’s writing by no means fails to offer me chills.’ Emily Gale
‘Vikki Wakefield writes tales that would holiday your heart.’ Readings
‘Ballad for a Mad Girl is exceptional, edgy and unsettling. Grace is a difficult and sympathetic anti-heroine. I felt her grief and, even if I cursed her interest, used to be forced to keep on with her to the story’s enjoyable, cinematic end.’ Simmone Howell
‘Vikki Wakefield is certainly one of Australia’s most sensible YA writers. I couldn’t positioned down Ballad for a Mad Girl.’ Cath Crowley
‘Vikki Wakefield is without doubt one of the such a lot artistic and bold authors writing for teenagers this present day. Ballad for a Mad Girl is an Aussie YA Gothic story that well makes use of the supernatural to discover the depths of grief and growing to be up, and the discomfort to be present in either. it is a worrying and keening novel, creepy yet gentle and utterly marvellous.’ Danielle Binks
‘Ballad for a Mad Girl is an severe, 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 while the strains among them blur. A spooky, gripping rollercoaster ride!’ Nadia L King
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