Melina Marchetta’s stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl’s story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is. For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember, it’s just been her, her mom, and her grandmother. Now it’s her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school. Editorial Reviews. Review. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Alibrandi is no stranger to conflict. If she’s not caught between her strict single mom and.

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It is a novel about love – about its everlasting warmth. It’s like you almost don’t recognize it as the same one you walk every day. A thousand times this. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. For one, Michael Andretti, the father who never acknowledged her these past seventeen years, reappears in her life, complicating her feelings towards him.

Just a teenage girl’s day to day quandaries complicated by some unknown variables that have pounded into her life.

It was first love, and it was silly and frustrating and naive. There are plenty of flowing and detailed descriptions of Sydney. Josie is seventeen, sitting her all important HSC where she holds a scholarship at a wealthy Catholic school and has aspirations to become a barrister.

Josephine’s last year in high school is filled with ups and down, mistakes and triumphs, and a creeping understanding of what it means to live in the era she lives, the area she lives, and the life she leads. Behind the Sun is a meina told about four 19th century teen-aged, misfits – convict girls who form a loyal alliance in prison and are transported to NSW for various offences.


Looking for Alibrandi is a captivating story with many twists and turns.

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Also, I find the English accent lovely to listen to. It is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. I think he likes you. But I just love this story so much. Looking For Alibrandi buddy read 28 39 Sep 20, What am I waiting for? I had promised myself that I would be a saint for this year alone. And then her father comes back into her life. She is still in love with it today. But in addition, she is just a darn good writer, and an excellent conjurer of character.

I fell a little bit in love with her budding relationship with her father, it was drawn so very beautifully. And I reluctantly remind him that our family is actually more likely to have descended from the barbarians than from Romans. I resent it most of the time, curse it always, but it’ll be part of me till the day I die.

It’s just that while you were speaking I remembered the magazine. I think I gained a little more love for Jacob this time around. Sometimes it only takes ten seconds to die. Notify me of new comments via email.

There’s a battle ahead, Many battles are lost, But you’ll never see the end of the road while you’re travelling with me I like to think of this song as a love song to the Josie, melinaa mother and her grandmother.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It’s also about three generations of Italian women who broke the rules. The cultural divide that so conflicts her speaks to a large part of my life experience. I think it would be an understatement to say I loved this book. Now I’m going to tell you why.

It may not seem like it, but Looking for Alibrandi is a novel about three generations of Italian women who come to Australia, make mistakes, and repent and learn from them in the changing times.


Speaking as a literacy teacher, this was one of the best YA novels I’ve ever read. See all 3 questions about Looking for Alibrandi….

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta – Penguin Books Australia

Josie Alibrandi, 17, is a high school senior at St. I liked some of the concepts, but overall it just seemed like there was a pattern of “st All through the reading of this book, I felt like the author hadn’t been able to decide quite what she was writing; is this a teen’s journal or is it a first-person narration book? I don’t think this is the best Marchetta that honor goes to The Piper’s Son and Froi of the Exilesbut it’s the one closest to my heart.

I thoroughly appreciated my first experience with Melina Marchetta. Pressuring her into sex, yeah, I don’t think you’re a very nice guy, and the ending, yup, pretty much just confirmed your douche status.

Dec 02, Arlene rated it really liked it Recommended to Arlene by: And call me spoilt but I wanted to swoon over both boys, and I wanted the other to have more of a shot with our girl.

This is the story of a girl dealing with all of the complexities of having two nationalities, while not really fitting in to either one. Boys with eyes that are just green. Love Josie and her big mouth. Her latest novel Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is an adult crime novel.

I won’t say anything about the details of the book because I want you to be pleasantly surprised on your own.