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Award-winning Australian author Melina Marchetta has created a strong and sassy role model in Josephine, whom girls with growing pains on both sides of the Pacific will love. With its accurate and insightful portrayal of a young woman's coming of age, Looking for Alibrandi will have female teens waiting eagerly for Marchetta's next novel. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The main character Josephine is so likeable and you can really relate to her in a way.
John Barton is a true friend who, having once been interested in being romantically involved with Josie, is now content to be best friends with Josie.
Based on a true story, Looking For Alibrandi is the award wining novel by the greatly admired author, Melina Marchetta.
A great book for teenagers. This book speaks to the anger within confused, frustrated young adults that come off as harsh and selfish but inside are caring and loving. Read morePublished 4 months ago by heyangela
Josephine Alibrandi is both proud to be of Italian descent and frustrated that her heritage separates her from the rest of her “Australian” classmates. Read morePublished 5 months ago by The Compulsive Reader
I am on a Melina Marchetta kick lately (I'm working my way up to On the Jellicoe Road) and the lady has not managed to disappoint me yet. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Maggie
While reading this book I got flashback of school and I kind of try to avoid those at all times, but because this book is based on Australian school system it kind of held a place... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jazmin Jade
Looking For Alibrandi is the first novel by Australian author, Melina Marchetta. The year that Josephine Alibrandi turned seventeen was filled with life-changing events: she had to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cloggie Downunder
Looking for Alibrandi is a captivating story with many twists and turns. Marchetta knows her stuff. The story rings true from start to finish. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Maureen Bartlett
It's such a page turner. Heartwarming, funny, touching. It is definitely one of the best coming-of-age novels I've ever read.Published 17 months ago by Hera Diani
***Review posted on Ini's Ravishing Reads! blog***
Looking for Alibrandi is the best Australian contemporary I have ever read. Read more
This is a fantastic read for teenagers, particularly due to its Australian context. It explores relevant adolescent issues such as first love, family issues, loss of a loved one,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by StriveForExcellence