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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 internationally best-selling and award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, On the Jellicoe Road, The Piper's Son and the Lumatere Chronicles this is her much-loved novel told with humour, compassion and joy.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143000976

    June 5, 2006

    Penguin

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742281377

    June 5, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    252 pages

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Also by Melina Marchetta

Looking for Alibrandi
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
The Complete Lumatere Chronicles
Looking for Alibrandi: Australian Children's Classics
Quintana of Charyn
Froi of the Exiles
Gorgon in the Gully: Pocket Money Puffin
The Piper's Son
Finnikin of the Rock
On the Jellicoe Road

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Love, Simon
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Turtles All the Way Down
Undercover Princess
The Kissing Booth
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Fish In A Tree
Thirteen Reasons Why
Everything, Everything
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Trash
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Twelve Nights
Matilda
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Found
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Now
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