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Saving Francesca

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by Melina Marchetta
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/06/2006
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Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boy's 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.

A memorable and much-loved Australian classic told with humour, compassion and joy, from the internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi.

ISBN:
9780143000976
9780143000976
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-06-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
196x129x21mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages.

In 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for On the Jellicoe Road, and Melina's screenplay for this book is currently set to be made into a major film with an international cast to be directed by Looking for Alibrandi director Kate Woods. Melina has written for ABC-TV's Dance Academy. Finnikin of the Rock, Book One of the Lumatere Chronicles,was first published in Australia in 2008, followed in 2010 by the companion novel to her award-winning book Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and short-listed for many other literary awards in Australia and internationally.

Melina is also the author of The Gorgon in the Gully, which takes up the story of On the Jellicoe Road's Jonah Griggs's family, and stars his younger brother Danny in this story for younger readers. Book Two in the Lumatere Chronicles, Froi of the Exiles, was published in 2011, and Book Three, Quintana of Charyn, was published in 2012. 2012 also marked the twenty-year anniversary of Melina Marchetta's first novel Looking for Alibrandi, the much-loved Australian classic, which was made into a major motion picture and has sold more than half a million copies in Australia.

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Customer Reviews

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  • A Trip Back to the Schoolyard

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    I enjoyed Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. Teenage angst and family dramas mean that Francesca is having a difficult time but with friends to the rescue, she is not alone. I really felt like I was back in the schoolyard with this one.