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Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta
Saving Francesca
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Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastians, a boys' school that's pretends it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player.  The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical... show more
Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastians, a boys' school that's pretends it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player.  The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will, the perpetually frowning, smug moron that Francesca can't seem to stop thinking about.Then there's Francesca's mother, who always thinks she knows what's best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, along, and without an inkling who she really is.  Simultaneously humorous, poignant, and impossible to put down, this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family, her social life and—hardest of all—herself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375829833 (0375829830)
ASIN: 375829830
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
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lorenalee
lorenalee rated it
5.0 Saving Francesca
Saving Francesca was such a powerful read. I love the way that Melina Marchetta writes her characters. They all have amazing depth, even the supporting characters, and great characterization makes such a difference to a book. I could really connect with Francesca, how she felt, and how she had to gr...
lorenalee
lorenalee rated it
5.0 Saving Francesca
Saving Francesca was such a powerful read. I love the way that Melina Marchetta writes her characters. They all have amazing depth, even the supporting characters, and great characterization makes such a difference to a book. I could really connect with Francesca, how she felt, and how she had to gr...
sunsetxcocktail
sunsetxcocktail rated it
3.0 Review: Saving Francesca
I've seen bloggers I love give the author of this book rave reviews, as I needed something for the Forgotten Friday square for Spring Book Bingo I had a look through the Great Imaginations blog website and came across this one, and figured, yes, okay, I'd give this one a try. I was not all that b...
Teryna90 BookLover
Teryna90 BookLover rated it
4.0 Saving Francesca
4.5 stars This is my first Melina Marchetta's book and probably won't be the last one. That alone makes you guess that I liked the book, add the four stars and the answers are given. I really enjoyed reading this book, I didn't fall in love with it nor did my feels go up and down, but its tenderne...
Poisoning with words
Poisoning with words rated it
3.0 Saving Francesca
Melina Marchetta, te amo.
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