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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Josie is the illegitimate daughter, ‘bastarda’ of a year old mum and now-absent schoolmate. I thought it would be a lot more well written. Yet I didn’t want to get question three wrong.

Don’t have a Kindle? I also loved the father-daughter dynamic. But first she has to learn that one must give and not just take. D was completely out of the question, as was A, so marcchetta left B and C. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Or ‘Does size count?

You think he cares? Josie goes to the same concerts and school dances my kids did, and she describes her feelings for her family, schoolmates and rivalsboyfriends and crushes accurately and well. I’ve been having a hard time trying to think of what to say in this review so I’m just going to list the things I love about this book: This book was nowhere near as amazing as the author’s other works, but I didn’t ailbrandi it to be either.


But as Josie gets her history, you feel for her just as Josie does.

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There I was, rooting for John Barton the whole time view spoiler [and although I felt it coming up, his suicide still shook me deeply. Her first novel, Looking For Alibrandi was awarded the Children’s Book Council of Australia award in and her second novel, Saving Francesca won the same award in Well, thankfully I did because I loved every minute of this audible.

I think that I even liked this one more than Saving Francesca. I think the best aspect of Looking for Alibrandi was the relationships. She is opinionated, funny, obnoxious, and flawed.

Sister Gregory walked toward me, and when she was so close that I could see her mustache, she held out her hand. I liked the take on this topic and wish that storyline had been more focused on than the romance. She alibranfi a new one out, too.

Read more Read less. When I was in Australia with my relatives, all I could see were exasperated features of Italian culture, many of which belonged to the past. And I reluctantly remind him that our family is actually more likely to have descended from the barbarians than from Romans.


Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Recommended to Sarah by: Last time I went there was eons ago, I was 16 and stayed with them for a whole summer. I’m relieved I got that out of my system. This site uses cookies. I think Melina Marchetta could easily write a sequel!

It doesn’t pull on your heart-strings.

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Marchehta 05, Elaine rated it liked it Shelves: Especially not us, in the North. Share your thoughts with other customers. I can definitely see why this novel won a whole bunch of awards.

I was bummed about Jacob Coote, but not left without hope. Each and every one of these characters was perfectly realised, they appeared before my eyes so clearly.