Review: The story begins when Francesca’s mother doesn’t get out of bed one morning; she was the epitome of cheerfulness. Francesca feels lost, especially since she’s dealing with the daily degradations of being one of a few girls at a boys’ school. As Francesca tries to help her mother, she accumulates a quirky group of friends. She grows apart from her old, shallow group of girlfriends and realizes what real friends truly are. Francesca’s sense of humor recalls Georgia from the hilarious Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging. The writing has a strong voice and balance of serious and funny moments.
Songs to Read by: Shout-out to some Aussie songs, since the book is set in Australia:
"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
"Steer" by Missy Higgins