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Melina Marchetta

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Saving Francesca Summary

"Saving Francesca" is the story of sixteen-year-old Francesca Spinelli's coming-of-age during a time when her mother, previously the rock of her life, is bedridden with depression. As her family falls apart around her, Francesca falls in love with an unattainable boy, makes new friends, and learns to appreciate what truly makes her unique.

The novel opens with the sorrowful line, "This morning, my mother didn't get out of bed" (Page 1). Francesca...

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