Saving Francesca

Author:   Melina Marchetta
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780375829833


Pages:   243
Publication Date:   09 May 2006
Format:   Paperback
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'My old school, St Stella's, only goes to Year Ten and most of my friends now go to Pius Senior Collage, but my mother wouldn't allow it because she says the girls there leave with limited options and she didn't bring me up to have limitations placed upon me. If you know my mother you'll sense there's an irony there, based on the fact that she is the Queen of Limitation Placers in my life.' Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boys' school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can barely move from her bed. But Francesca had not counted on the fierce loyalty of her new friends, or falling in love, or finding that it's within her power to bring her family back together.

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Author:   Melina Marchetta
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 20.60cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9780375829833


ISBN 10:   0375829830
Pages:   243
Publication Date:   09 May 2006
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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A rich exploration of maturation, identity, family, and friendship. --The Bulletin, Starred


Sparkling dialogue and engaging characters...Francesca's messy, credible array of emotions and problems will keep readers absorbed to the last, satisfying line. -- Kirkus Reviews , Starred A rich exploration of maturation, identity, family, and friendship. --The Bulletin, Starred Readers will applaud the realistic complexity in the relationships here, the genuine love between the characters, as well as Francesca's ultimate decision to save herself. -- Publishers Weekly , Starred Teens will relate to this tender novel and will take to heart its solid messages and realistic treatment of a very real problem. -- School Library Journal , Starred From the Hardcover edition.


Author Information

Melina Marchetta lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is a teacher. She is also the author of Looking for Alibrandi, which received numerous awards and was released as a major Australian film. Saving Francesca is her second novel.

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