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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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Jacob, in fact, was pretty much a prick. It is about growing up and learning about love and your family.

Her boyfriend is loving but doesn’t get to spend every second with her. I wasn’t swooning this time. You are commenting using your WordPress. Reminded me a lot of Alibrandi. Friends are often a topic of great focus to me when it comes to her books.

This site uses cookies. Along with that, Josie has begun to grow feelings towards Jacob Coote, someone who her Nonna would definitely not approve of with her olden world beliefs. But in addition, she is just a darn good writer, and an excellent conjurer of character.


Overall, Alibrandi is a great book about self-acceptance. They caught up after school and he was saying how stressed he was but Josie couldn’t think about anything but herself! Guys, I never realized I was Italian-Australian.

Of course, then Goodreads would have had to come up with an additional star rating for her other books! In fact, I probably should have listened to my mum when she recommended it to me last year–it was the first book she ever read in English when she first came to Australia.

I mean the sex bit.

Sister Gregory is famous for nostril-flaring. This relationship, mirrored by the tumultuous relationship with her father, forms the centre complications of the novel as Josie tries to navigate through the complexities and hurdles she faces as a young adult.

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Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Any alibranid book recommendations in terms of stories of Australian multiculturalism, coming of age, etc? I feel like I could walk on the street and find the same person just wearing a different face and holding a different name.

With her HSC looming large and relationships with her family, teachers and even friends being ,archetta taut, Josephine was feeling the pressure of growing up and leaving her innocence behind. But Jacob is definitely quite the character! Let’s talk love interests.


Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta – Penguin Books Australia

Also looking for Saving Francesca. Not to mention Josie claiming to be in love after like the first date was a major turn off. They come visit once in while and, very rarely, we visit too. Story of my life really. Panic was my first reaction to the multiple choice options that lay on my desk in front of me. She is still in love lookjng it today. Melina Marchetta has a brilliant way of writing real and relatable characters that you feel an immediate connection to.

Books I Love Best Yearly: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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.

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It lopking first love, and it was silly and frustrating and naive. View all 15 comments.