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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.From the bestselling, Multi-Award-Winning author ofLooking for Alibrandi, comes a memorable story told with humour, compassion and joy.
About the Author
Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful young-adult novelists 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 set to be made into a major film in 2013 with an international cast to be directed by Looking for Alibrandi director Kate Woods. Melina is also developing a television series with writer/director Cathy Randall (Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger) and is a writer for ABC-TV's Dance Academy.
For Ages: 14+ years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1