Marchetta, Melina. Saving Francesca. New York: Alfred A. Knopf :, 2004. Print.
Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2004 ; Bank Street College of Education
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2004 ; Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Capitol Choices, 2005 ; The Capitol Choices Committee
Children’s Literature Choice List, 2005 ; Children’s Literature
Choices, 2005 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Kirkus Book Review Stars, September 1, 2004
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, September 6, 2004
School Library Journal Best Books, 2004
Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2005 Supplement, 2005
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
Cuffies: Children’s Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2004 Winner Best Novel for Teens That Adults Would Love
Cuffies: Children’s Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2004 Winner Favorite Novel of the Year
Parents’ Choice Award, 2004 Gold Fiction
Annotation: A high school girl that loses herself when thrown into a new school environment where she has no real friends, Her mother the powerhouse of their family gets ill and just cannot get out of bed, and her Dad seems lost clueless and inept without her. This is Francesca time to be deciding who she is and where she is going in life but funds herself thrust into uncertainty. When all around are losing their head who is going to save Francesca?