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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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Awards and Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Winner
    Older Readers
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers

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