Thursday, October 3, 2013
Review: Saving Fancesca by Melina Marchetta
Description: 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, alone, 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.
Review: It was OK. I wasn’t really felling this book, but I pushed myself to read it because I wanted to know how it ended. I got confused at times who was talking and what the conversation was about. The Romance was kinda boring. Her Mom depression, Idk everything was just solved towards the end. It seemed rushed to me. I really wanted to read this, glad I did. But it just wasn’t the right one for me.
2 out of 5 Stars
Read: September. 15, 2013 - September. 24, 2013