Friday, November 11, 2011

Book: Saving Francesca
Author: Melina Marchetta
Publication Date: May 9th, 2006

The Gist:

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.

Ashley's Thoughts:

5 Martinis

Another 1 sitting read added to my shelf. This book is greatness. I laughed, I cried, I caught myself doing that goofy smile at several points throughout the book. I love each and every character in this book and their roles are perfect.

Marchetta's writing is flawless. one of the few authors I can say that about from my reads this year. I recommend this to anyone to loves perfect writing and wonderful storytelling.

I can relate to every character and every emotion presented. I think I love it so much based on the realistic nature. I really can't put my finger on one specific reason I loved this so much, but I will be reading all of her other books now.