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Melina Marchetta ✓ 6 Read Characters È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Melina Marchetta Looking for Alibrandi Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB His is the year she meets her father the year she falls in love the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth about her family – and the identity she has been searching for A moving and revealing book unus. The first Marchetta The only one I hadn t read It was as precious to me as a last born in Charyn and I kept it hidden away for as long as I could And then Carla declared that it was time to break the emergency glass on this bookJosephine Alibrandi had me from the beginning I knew I was dealing with a kindred spirit when on page 5 she saysBelieve me I could write a book about problems Yet my mother says that as long as we have a roof over our head we have nothing to worry about Her naivete really scares meJosie is whip smart a scholarship student at a fancy private school who dreams about being a lawyer She s been raised in the loving bosom of her single mother Christina who got pregnant at 16 and the suffocating bosom of her grandmother Nonna Katia who moved to Australia from Italy at 17 She knows her father is Michael Andretti the boy next door but she s never met him Then one day Michael Andretti shows up to visit her grandmother Suddenly the HSC High School Certificate mean girls and her overbearing Nonna are the least of her problems And then there s Jacob Coote the boy from Cook High who caught her attention with a speech about voting and who dances pretty well tooGuys I never realized I was Italian Australian Okay all joking aside I know it s Marchetta and she speaks to me as few authors do but still imagine my surprise that as an ethnic Korean born and raised in the US Josie Alibrandi is a character I related to on such a personal level I can t even think of another character who comes close Growing up I remember thinking how much easier it would be if my family was European instead of Asian It s not that I disliked who I was but oh to not have to prove my Americanness or my ability to speak English to not have to worry about people pulling their eyes back and telling me to go back to my country I knew other immigrants and minorities dealt with their own prejudices but I was convinced that Europeans who didn t look so obviously foreign had an easier time Actually scratch that I was convinced they had an easy time period Josie s opinion of rich students like Ivy Lloyd and John Barton reminded me of that She was sure their privilege cocooned them from her harsh reality As a young girl she was ostracized for being a bastard child by other Italians As a student she was called out for being on scholarship by other wealthy students However when someone says they would hate to be Italian after listening to her she saysNo You can t hate what you re part of What you are I resent it most of the time curse it always but it ll be part of me till the day I dieThis A thousand times this I don t think you can sum up the immigrant experience in a few words but this is pretty damn closeI know I m making it sound like an issue book because I was so impressed with Marchetta s portrayal of it but it s not or it s not just that I m not surprised it s considered a modern classic in Australia and studied in school Josie actually reminded me of another classic character Remember when I was talking about gumptionI m not ready for heaven yet and I don t think heaven is ready for meJosie the spitfire reminded me so much of Anne Shirley They re both dreamers who won t settle for the status uo Or personal attacks Slates are nothing compared to modern science books Jacob Coote though is no Gilbert Blythe Still Josie s interactions with Jacob and her decision whether or not to sleep with him and her regret at said decision and her regret at her regret were so honestI don t think this is the best Marchetta that honor goes to The Piper s Son and Froi of the Exiles but it s the one closest to my heartRating 45 stars This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous I know Click for info

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Melina Marchetta ✓ 6 Read Characters È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Melina Marchetta Looking for Alibrandi Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ual for its honesty and its insight into the life of a young person on the brink of adulthood Multi award winning a bestseller and made into an award winning feature film Looking for Alibrandi has become a modern classic. it seems Melina Marchetta s modern classic Looking for Alibrandi which has been studied in high schools across Australia has escaped my attention until now With the exception of the film version that I watched when it was released back in 2000 The opportunity to participate in a read along of this novel with a bookworm friend finally allowed me to discover the work of well known Australian novelist Melina MarchettaThe vivacious and perceptive narrator of Melina Marchetta s novel Looking for Alibrandi is Josephine Alibrandi We meet Josephine Josie Alibrandi at one of the most pivotal and tumultuous years of her life Josie is seventeen sitting her all important HSC where she holds a scholarship at a wealthy Catholic school and has aspirations to become a barrister Josie s year is a big one as she negotiates a renewed relationship with her absent father delves into her first romance learns a family secret or two and sadly experiences the loss of someone close to her Looking for Alibrandi highlights the experience of what it is like to be a young woman growing up in Australian in the 1990 s and how it feels to be a third generation immigrant We can learn a thing or two from this award winning and popular coming of age piece of YA literatureLooking for Alibrandi is one of those books that I should have read many years ago but unfortunately didn t and as I went to high school in the UK I didn t get the chance to read this via the school curriculum I am making up for lost time through participating in a read long experience with a dear friend of mine I thoroughly appreciated my first experience with Melina MarchettaThe first thing that struck me about Looking for Alibrandi was the main character 17 year old Josie Alibrandi s voice Gosh it seemed to come across as loud and clear The characterisation is uite exemplary This doesn t just extend to the lead but to the supporting character list from Josie s protective and devoted mother Christina stoic Nonna disconnected father Michael first love Jacob partner in arms John Barton enemy Ivy and Josie s friend set of Sera and Anna Each and every one of these characters was perfectly realised they appeared before my eyes so clearlyFor a YA novel Marchetta tackles some fairly big issues but this is handled with a deft and light hand From class differences racism prejudice immigration politics education careers and suicide Marchetta covers a great deal within the one novel A few of these issues did seem a little outdated such as Josie s illegitimacy and the ethnic relations in Josie s school as the book was written over twenty years ago Readers will still find they are able to connect to the themes highlighted in Looking for AlibrandiAs much as this is a superb coming of age tale of a young Australian girl with strong Italian roots Looking for Alibrandi is a novel that delves into the complex nature of family relationships head on There is the typical mother daughter relationship between Josie and her mother full of tensions that we come to expect from a teenage girl There is the fragile relationship between Josie s mother Christina and her own mother stemmed from strained family relations Then there is the father daughter relationship that sparks between Josie and her father who re enters her life Finally Josie s relationship between two boys that are the same age as her but come from very different sides of the tracks was a shining part of the novel for me and of course the part of the novel that moved me the mostMy final word on the brilliance of this groundbreaking YA novel is the Sydney based setting There are plenty of flowing and detailed descriptions of Sydney From Josie s brilliantly realised home in Glebe through to some familiar spots in Sydney that I recall from a trip I made to the city many years ago Marchetta s prose took me right back there despite the time that had passed since I was last at this stunning part of Australia For international readers Marchetta really showcases the city and seems to capture the real SydneyAll in all I am so very grateful for the experience of reading Looking for Alibrandi I am now able to see why this book has received so many accolades both awards wise and the personal endorsements that this beautifully rendered book has received from fellow readers A must read for both young adults 14 and adults alike

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Melina Marchetta ✓ 6 Read Characters È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Melina Marchetta Looking for Alibrandi Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school T. Things don t turn out the way you want them to And sometimes when they don t they can turn out just a little bit better If anyone would ask me what makes up the best YA contemporary novel I d simply say Read Looking for Alibrandi It makes me appreciate that I ve read this just now because had I read it years ago the rest of these YA contemporaries would have probably been a little letdown To tell you honestly nothing about the plot is too complex to make it special It s basically a story of Josephine Alibrandi a 17 year old Aussie Italian girl on her way to discovering her place in the world But how the story was put across through the use of these amazing elements of diversity culture humor social impact authenticity and even romance were what made the story so current even though it s actually already a classic novel so adorable so touching so real and so hilarious I can t stop laughing at the 90s fad shoulder pads teased hair Mills Boons LMAOI am used to Ms Marchetta s beautiful sophisticated and usual flowery writing but of the three books of her I ve read her simple heartfelt writing style here is what has completely won me over I have a full page dedicated only for the uotes I copied from the book Click the spoiler if you want to read some of them view spoiler Don t hide it from me Mama I ll be strong for you Josephine you are not too old to be slapped I wasn t worth it Mama You should have gone with the abortion The youth of today we d never be able to cope with the pressure our mothers and grandmothers went through Simple dreams are the hardest to come true A person doesn t necessarily have to be happy just because they have social standing and material wealth Living is the challenge Dying is so easy hide spoiler

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  • Looking for Alibrandi
  • Melina Marchetta
  • English
  • 25 April 2019
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