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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Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta – Penguin Books Australia

Josie Alibrandi is everything I love in a MC. Crowded House has Australian members too. Josephine Alibrandi’s life is suddenly changed, she didn’t know who her father was a few months ago but now he’s her friend. Cuma mau bilang kalau setelah baca Saving Fransesca dan Looking for Alibrandi aku jadi ingin menulis lebih bagus lagi: Looking For Alibrandi buddy read 28 39 Sep 20, Young adult novelbildungsroman.

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In all honesty, I didn’t think any fictional character could rival Jonah Griggs, but apparently I was wrong. I would definitely recommend it to all teenagers as well as adults. Every single one of the secondary characters played such an important role in Jose’s life and I loved seeing their impact on her growth. Australia was still so young and naive Furthermore, I love the fact that Jacob and Jose bring out the best in each other, that they inspire each other to be better, and that they complement each other so perfectly.

In spite of my reservations I actually really enjoyed reading this book, although I couldn’t help feeling that I probably should have read it in my teens. Not to mention she had the tendency to be very dramatic. If that’s the case, prepare to have a bitter snack that’s probably expired. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Don’t get me wrong, this is a powerful book with a strong message. Click for more info.


Allow me to sneak in a quote from my recent read – Black Heart – that I think applies to this book: I was bummed about Jacob Coote, but not left without hope.

I also enjoyed seeing her relationship with both her Nonna and her father evolve.

Marchetta knows her stuff. I just wish Jacob had been less one-dimensional and not tried to gain sympathy from the reader way too late in the book. Love this book and keep coming looming to it.

Emigrants in the 50s and 60s left the country and took with them all those mores and folklore that belonged to us. Granted, it’s a YA book and a bit outdated, but to be honest, the writing just wasn’t narchetta good. I know that romance is never a central angle in a Marchetta book, but I still felt disappointed by Josephine and Jacob’s relationship.

Not only was her mother ostracized forever more by family and friends, but Josephine herself suffered throughout her childhood and teens from the cruel taunts of others, ranging from her fatherless upbringing to her Italian blood and her Australian birth, she struggled to find her niche.

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

Religion class, first period Monday morning, is the place to try to pull the wool over the eyes of Sister Gregory. To tell you honestly, nothing about the plot apibrandi too complex to make it special. Behind the Sun is a novel 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.


I did find how Josie dealt with not feeling accepted and I’m good at the reviewing part. But it was also full of lip quivering moments and butterflies and some alibrabdi tender moments which I just adored.

April If you have been following me on Twitter and Instagram then you’d know that I recently went to Sydney and found old covers of Alibrandi and bought them, obvs. Keep in mind that I liked it, I did. There are some pretty misogynistic attitudes. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks.

Looking For Alibrandi

Meliha thoughts come and I just jot them down, but damn I must have tried to write this one for at least 3 times now. Also looking for Saving Francesca. I think it would be an understatement to say I loved this book.

I have to add this favorite quote marchetha the book: What’s the Name o Josephine Alibrandi is an Australian born of Italian descent, she is seventeen years old and lives with her mother who has raised her as a single parent Nonna Katia, the hysterics and drama always surrounding her.

I’m certain I forgot a lot marchefta things I genuinely adore about this book, but anyhow this is an incredible debut and just as powerful as Marchetta’s following works.

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