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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What we did made her feel so ashamed and me so inadequate. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

It paints reality in marcgetta way that has me mesmerized. Then again, I bet we all have or will be with a person who is a complete asshole, but we are too blind to see it in the moment. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Speaking of relationships, I absolutely adored Josephine’s relationship with her father. Set up a giveaway.

Looking For Alibrandi

The influx of immigrants bringing with them a confusion of fascination and fear. Although Josephine carried the burden of these realities, she maintained a good sense of humour and a feisty disposition as she struggled with the pressures associated with coming of age.

I have never been let down by her work and her debut, Looking for Alibrandi, is no different. Overall, Alibrandi is a great book about self-acceptance.

Picnic at Hanging Rock Penguin Classics. It’s also about three alibrqndi of Italian women who broke the rules. Please try again later. Looking kooking Alibrandi But I am what I am and all I want is freedom.

I would even recommend starting with this book and working your way up โ€” it probably makes for forr better reading experience. They seemed to hang around together more out of habit.


Looking for Alibrandi

It’s like you almost don’t recognize it as the same one you magchetta every day. Nationality and belonging is a big part of Looking for Alibrandi. But first she has to learn that one must give and not just take. Beautifully, thoughtfully crafted, as always, Marchetta’s ability to write the voice of a teenager in the search of oneself as well as showcasing complex, layered family dynamics and other types of relationships, this is yet another winner marchehta not to be missed!

I’d recommend Looking for Alibrandi for everyone who has had to deal with immigration, since they would most definitely relate to Josie’s story, as well as anyone who would want to learn more about the emotional turmoil and struggles of it all; of what it means to be a part of traditions and deep-rooted culture that still hums in your blood and soul, and what it means to be confused lpoking your place and yourself when you feel like you don’t belong. Guys, I never realized I was Italian-Australian.

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: I have to admit. I love how she speaks her mind out to the world, she’s always with buckets of emotions tumbling inside her and is always trying to be tough in every situation.

When not obsessing over herself, however, she is smart and funny and interesting. I loved this book, it is about contradictions, about how we perceive life, each other, values, things, and the consequences of our perceptions.

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. View all 22 comments. It is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. Due marcheyta her openness and truthfulness in communicating with others, the protagonist journeys towards high moral standards for her own life. Get to Know Us.


Trivia About Looking for Alibr Put that next to the slow pacing and less than stellar characters, and you have an underwhelming, generic book. Marchetta knows her stuff. Learn how your comment data is processed. With the exception of the film version that I watched when it was released back in I think if I had read Looking for Alibrandi first, Alibarndi would have given it five stars.

alibrndi This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged Book Review. But her characters are so good โ€” so alive, and so real โ€” I love them all.

They try so hard, like Josie does. And I reluctantly remind him that our family is actually more likely to have descended from the barbarians than from Romans. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list. But finally Josie starts to change. I honestly think the world will stop turning the day I read a MM book I do not like. This is the first book I started with but with each book she wrote she only got better.

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Then one day, Michael Andretti shows up to visit her grandmother. Caught between the old-world values of her Italian grandmother, the nononsense wisdom of her mom, and the boys who continue to mystify her, Josephine is on the ride of her life. Josephine Alibrandi’s life is suddenly changed, marchehta didn’t know who her father was a few months ago but now he’s her friend. This article about a s novel is a stub.

View all 10 comments. In all honesty, I didn’t think any fictional character could rival Jonah Griggs, but apparently I was wrong.