Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta


The main character in this novel is Francesca Spinelli, an Italian girl who is in year eleven at St. Sebastians and the number of girls who attend this school are very few.

Francesca lives with her parents, Mia and Robert and her younger brother, Luca.  This family changes dramatically when Mia struggles with clinical depression.

During Mia’s depression, Francesca takes on the role of keeping the family together and at the same time, finds out who her friends are. Mia’s illness affects the family in so many ways but the biggest change occurs when the family dynamics change for the better.

This book appeals to teenagers as well as adults.


June 16, 2010 - Posted by | Family/Relationships |

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