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The Resource Ballad for a mad girl, by Vikki Wakefield

Ballad for a mad girl, by Vikki Wakefield

Label
Ballad for a mad girl
Title
Ballad for a mad girl
Statement of responsibility
by Vikki Wakefield
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's not afraid of anything - except losing. As part of the long-running feud between two local schools in Swanston, Grace accepts a challenge to walk the pipe. That night she experiences something she can't explain. The funny girl isn't laughing anymore. She's haunted by voices and visions - but nobody believes a girl who cries wolf. As she's drawn deeper into a twenty-year-old mystery surrounding missing girl Hannah Holt, the thin veil between this world and the next begins to slip. She can no longer tell what's real or imagined - all she knows is the ghosts of Swanston, including that of her own mother, are restless. It seems one of them has granted her an extraordinary gift at a terrible price. Everything about her is changing - her body, her thoughts, even her actions seem to belong to a stranger. Grace is losing herself, and her friends don't understand. Is she moving closer to the truth? Or is she heading for madness?
Summary
As part of a feud between two local high schools, Grace Foley accepts the dangerous challenge to investigate the twenty-year-old mystery of missing girl Hannah Holt
Theme
Tone
Character
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2018.
  • Davitt Awards, Best YA Novel, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556235
Cataloging source
AUMEN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wakefield, Vikki
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For young adults
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Life change events
  • Families
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Ballad for a mad girl, by Vikki Wakefield
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059581526
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
309 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925355291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)972508069
Label
Ballad for a mad girl, by Vikki Wakefield
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059581526
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
309 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925355291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)972508069

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