August 22, 2014 by Bernadette ~ The Bumbling Bookworm
Today’s book I’ve chosen is Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta, because it just doesn’t feel right that I haven’t somehow featured this book on my blog yet. It’s one of my favourites and I’ll get around to reviewing it soon I’m sure.
Also, how is it possible that this book 11 years old?!?! I remember buying it when it first came out and that just doesn’t feel like it was 11 years ago…
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
First Published: 31 March 2003
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian’s, a boys’ school that 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, alone, 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.