By Vikki Wakefield
Everyone is familiar with seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a section mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's no longer fearful of anything—except wasting. As a part of the long-running feud among neighborhood colleges in Swanston, Grace accepts a problem to stroll the pipe. That evening she experiences anything she cannot clarify.
The humorous lady isn't really giggling anymore. She's haunted via 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 subsequent starts off to slide. She can now not inform what is actual or imagined—all she is aware 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 techniques, even her activities appear to belong to a stranger. Grace is wasting herself, and her associates don’t comprehend. Is she relocating toward the reality? Or is she heading for insanity?
I hint the notice with my finger. It shimmers. a pointy impression close to my ribs knocks me sideways and the pipe turns out to buckle and twist. My legs lose grip. nearby, anyone is sobbing as though their middle may possibly 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 publication on the Children’s ebook Council of Australia, in 2013, and used to be shortlisted for the distinguished best Minister’s Awards. Vikki’s 3rd novel, Inbetween Days, used to be hugely counseled within the 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award, was once a 2016 CBCA Honour publication and used to be shortlisted for the 2016 best Minister's Awards. Vikki lives within the Adelaide foothills together with her family.
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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 facet to being the humorous one within the workforce. this can be a piercing, creepy story a couple of wild woman who may perhaps lose herself to a ghost. Vikki Wakefield’s writing by no means fails to provide me chills.’ Emily Gale
‘Vikki Wakefield writes tales that would holiday your heart.’ Readings
‘Ballad for a Mad Girl is fabulous, 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 one in every of Australia’s top YA writers. I couldn’t positioned down Ballad for a Mad Girl.’ Cath Crowley
‘Vikki Wakefield is likely one of the so much artistic and bold authors writing for teens this 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 becoming up, and the soreness to be present in either. this can be a being concerned and keening novel, creepy yet gentle and entirely 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 ready the dwelling, the useless, 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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