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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Rhapsody in Books Weblog. But more swoon-worthy moments were her times with the hottie and bad boy Jacob Coote.

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

I can’t even think of another character who comes close. I think if I had read Looking for Alibrandi first, I would have given it five stars. And this book is the proof that I was right! I just wish Jacob alibramdi been less one-dimensional and not tried to gain sympathy from the reader way too late in the book.

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I ended up in the thesaurus looking for synonyms but well, I couldn’t get befitting ones. The mental health side of things is If you put that together with Marchetta’s perceptive rendering of human emotions, her impressively smooth writing style and her usual excellence at characterization, you might see why I am actually fascinated by this book.

Yet, what surprised me the most about this book, was the tale neatly interwoven between it. Josie is the illegitimate daughter, ‘bastarda’ of a year old mum and now-absent schoolmate. Any similar book recommendations in terms of stories of Australian gor, coming of age, etc? I could tell you that her books are beautifully written, that each one of them is emotional in a different way, that her characters are multidimensional, that she understands families and friendships more than most authors, and that each one of her books is a loking of mine.


Don’t get me wrong, this is a powerful book with a strong message. marchteta

Looking For Alibrandi

So I began with elimination. Who else enjoyed this book? A-Smile obligingly and steal away into the night via the back door; B-Throw your cocktail all over his Country Road suit; C-Quietly explain the loyalty you have toward your friend; D-Tell your friend instantly, knowing that she will make a scene.

One of my favorite quotes: If we identify the lies we are forced to acknowledge them and are necessarily changed by that, but if we never identify the lies 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, her mother and her grandmother.

Alibrandi lives in Sydney and attends a Catholic high school—where she is disillusioned with the cliques and social politics of her snobby peers.

Once again Marchetta’s characters discuss that you can be sex positive, whether you dont like sex, you like sex or you don’t give a fuck about sex. See all reviews. It is a novel about forgiveness – about forgiving past mistakes and moving on. Remember the movie – Matthew Newton?!

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Australia was still so young and naive Josie Alibrandi, 17, is a high school senior at St. Love this book and keep coming back to it. Put that next to the slow pacing and less than stellar characters, and you have an underwhelming, generic book. I stood by my desk and stuck my fingers in my ears so I could ignore her, but she walked over and pushed me back. She has a new one out, too. My heart went out to her and admired her strength and courage to overcome all of these prejudices and tolerate nosy relatives and judgmental peers.


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This is a story about an intelligent girl wending her way through a maze of complicated living circumstances. Josie really looling tremendous growth from the beginning to the end of the story. I think I gained a little more love for Jacob this time around.

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

It is a novel about growing up – about making mistakes and learning from them. View all 16 comments.

I just found it meluna how they went to not really caring much for one another to the 2nd-3rd meeting to being all ‘omgyou’rekindofawesome’ a little baffling. I got to be sucked in the Italian community in Melbourne, was mesmerized by their inbreeding, shocked by their Sunday clubs where they gather and gorge on gargantuan amounts Italian food, I was rendered speechless by sold out concerts of bad, bad Italian singers who nobody in Italy wants to see ever again and that mysteriously gather huge crowds in Australia.