This is How We Change the Ending

This is How We Change the Ending

I have questions I’ve never asked. Worries I’ve never shared. Thoughts that circle and collide and die screaming because they never make it outside my head. Stuff like that, if you let it go—it’s a survival risk.

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He’s worried about a lot of things—how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop in his bedroom; his reckless friend, Merrick.

Nate hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can’t say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate realises he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he?

This Is How We Change the Ending is raw and real, funny and heartbreaking—a story about what it takes to fight back when you’re not a hero.

Title:This is How We Change the Ending
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781922268136
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    Entertaining, hilarious and poignant coming of age story.When I picked up this book, I thought it sounded interesting, but what I got was a terrific surprise. I was laughing out loud nearly every othe...

  • Marianne

    “I like facts. Facts resolve questions, and a question with an answer is a worry that has lost its power.”This Is How We Change The Ending is the fifth novel by award-winning Australian author Vik...

  • Text Publishing

    The following book reviews have been shared by Text Publishing – publisher of This is How We Change the Ending‘When I finish a Vikki Wakefield novel I get a tiny ache in my heart because I’m alr...

  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)

    For sixteen year old Nathaniel McKee, survival is learning to not to draw attention to yourself, to keep your head down and avoid confrontation. Living in their ramshackle government housing apartment...

  • Trisha

    This author keeps producing astonishingly complex tense fiction. Very authentic, very raw....

  • Jess

    i just read somebody else saying that the characters are “gutsy” and i like that - they are a bit gutsy. i’ve been thinking a lot about disability in books, and i felt like this book included so...

  • Sue

    This book broke me. I was crying halfway through and continued to do so, sporadically, as I read the rest. Vikki Wakefield has built a well-deserved and highly envied reputation as a searing realist f...

  • Erin

    My mind is blown at just how authentic, funny, and real this book is. Vikki Wakefield paints a stark, yet perfect, picture of vulnerability, abuse, and trying to break a seemingly impossible cycle. Na...

  • Nadia King

    "I think we’ve finished, but then he says, ‘Moments. Just moments, one after the other. You only have to hold it together for one moment at a time.’"One of my favourite young adult Australian au...

  • Troy

    Another great Aus YA novel. The first I've read of Vicki's, but unlikely to be the last. We'll paced and we'll written with some powerful themes. Written in first person by Nate, a teenager who hangs ...