Saving Francesca

  • by Melina Marchetta
  • Narrated by Rebecca Macauley
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year 11 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.


Audible Editor Reviews

Teenage Francesca is having a tough time at her new high school, which has only recently started accepting girls, and things only get worse when her normally high-spirited mother has a depressive breakdown. Performer Rebecca Macauley does an excellent job capturing Francesca's struggles with just the right mix of plaintiveness and sass, and acclaimed Australian author Rebecca Macauley resists the temptation to tie everything up in a perfect bow. This is a well-written and immersive tale that provides a thoughtful meditation on themes of belonging, family, and identity.


What the Critics Say

"A rich exploration of maturation, identity, family, and friendship." (The Bulletin)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An all-time favorite story, writer, and narrator.

The only book that competes with this one is its sequel, The Piper's Son. A true masterpiece, as with all Marchetta's works.
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- jackie lea

Saving Francesca

Loved it! couldn't put it down. really relatible characters. I adored Francesca and her group of friends.
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- Aimee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-20-2006
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd