Review: Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta


4/5 stars

At first it seems a bit blasé, kind of dull, there was even a time I considered dnfi-ing but as I turn the pages, I inexplicably get attached to the story and to the characters and in no time, I’m already loving the book. The experience isn’t much different when I read Looking for Alibrandi. There is this timeless quality to Ms. Melina Marchetta’s writing that I just adore.

This is a heartwarming story of finding oneself, discovering the true meaning of friendship and belongingness and exploring the complexities of a family especially when one of the foundations is crippled by depression. I enjoyed this very much especially Frankie’s budding relationships with her complexly weird and adorable friends and love interest. I relished the laugh-out-loud moments but I also fondly absorbed the sad ones because there are so much to learn from them. It was quite an emotional read really and several times, I had to force back a lump in my throat.

I’m just bummed that it’s already over because I still want more Will and Frankie scenes because they are so shippable. But I’m thankful that there are two separate books on two of the characters I really enjoyed here, Thomas and Jimmy. I need the Piper’s Son and The Place on Dalhousie in my life!

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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