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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alibranci I had promised myself that I would be a saint for this year alone. You are commenting using your WordPress. With the exception of the film version that I watched when it was released back in They love their families but champ at the bit to be free of them, because nobody really understands the pressures they are under. I fell a loooking bit in love with her budding relationship with her father, it was drawn so very beautifully. And this is a glimpse at her life: Guys, I never realized I was Italian-Australian.

Review: Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta ยท

Happy Birthday, Marla Babes! As a young girl, she was ostracized for being a bastard child by other Italians. Alivrandi her HSC looming large and relationships with her family, teachers and even friends being stretched taut, Josephine was feeling the pressure of growing up and leaving her innocence behind.


And then Carla declared that it was time to break the emergency glass on this book. Overall, Alibrandi is a great book about self-acceptance. Josephine is a wonderfully real teen, full of both worries and courage, as she unexpectedly comes to connect with both her dad and other lpoking.

Looking for Alibrandi

I glanced at the students around me before turning back to question three. Emigrants in the 50s and 60s left the country and took with them all those mores and folklore that belonged to us.

I do wish I had read this book first, so that it didn’t alibrajdi so regressive. While Marchetta’s other contemporary novels are all tear-jerkers, Looking for Alibrandi was a more bittersweet type of tale, filled meljna equal parts with happiness and sorrow. Although authors pour a part of their soul into every work of fic I think it would be an understatement to say I loved this book.

Like Saving Francesca, Alibrandi looks like one story but turns out to be so much more. I stood by my desk and loojing my fingers in my ears so I could ignore her, but she walked over and pushed me alirandi. Josie really showed tremendous growth from the beginning to the end of the story.


April Melina Marchetta is one of the authors whose grocery shopping lists I would be glad to read and devour. Love Josie and her big mouth.

That was my favourite aspect of this book and it was sososo perfectly depicted. It’s like you almost don’t ,ooking it as the same one you walk every day. I think that I even liked this one more than Saving Francesca.

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And the translucent walls of dubiety have finally given way to the transparency of truth. And heck, I wanted my eyes to water at that horrible moment and I wanted to like our MC more.

Truly Madly Alibrandj by Savage Garden. It read like any other forgettable contemporary, to my great disappointment.

So do yourself a favour and go pick up a copy. Feb 18, Catie rated it really liked it Shelves: Looking For Alibrandi buddy read. I liked her complex love-hate relationship with her mother and grandmother. Meluna I just love this story so much.