by Melina Marchetta
Francesca is having a rough year. She has to transfer to St. Sebastian's school for boys -- which has 750 boys and 30 girls. Away from her friends, she feels invisible in a school that isn't very welcoming. Things get rough when her mother starts spiraling into a depression that seems like it will never end. Her father seems to be ignoring this, and Francesca finds it hard to comfort her younger brother since she can't even comfort herself. As Francesca tries to cope with all of this, her hatred for classmate Will turns into something else entirely, and she finds herself with the most amazing group of friends she could imagine. Francesca just might figure out how to save herself after all.