Monday, 19 December 2011
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
A side plot to all this is that Francesca's mother is suffering depression and won't come out of her room. Francesca has to work out her perceptions of her family members throughout the book, especially her father, who she blames for her mother's condition. She also has to learn to let go of her old friends who treat her like a pet so she can be who she really is.
All of the relationships in this book ring true. It's heartwarming, hilarious at times (Spice Girls, anyone?), and very eye-opening. The characters are realistic and dynamic, and you'll never get tired of Francesca's smart alec retorts. One of the best books I've read all year.
If you loved this book, you'll like:
Criss Cross by Lyn Rae Perkins
Janey's Girl by Gayle Friesen
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Porcupine by Meg Tilly
Men of Stone by Gayle Friesen
Getting the Girl by Susan Juby
Paper Towns by John Green
The Isabel Factor by Gayle Friesen
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Losing Forever by Gayle Friesen (and sequel, For Now)
Posted by songbird at 13:58