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Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This 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.
Melina Marchetta. Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. She has published award-winning young adult, fantasy and crime fiction, including her acclaimed crime novel, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil.
Marchetta's award-winning Saving Francesca and companion novel The Piper's Son also received much acclaim in Australia and internationally, and in Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. She lives in Sydney. Our Lists.
Buy from…. View all online retailers Find local retailers. About the Author Melina Marchetta Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. Read more. Also by Melina Marchetta.
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Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
Looking for Alibrandi is the debut novel of Australian author Melina Marchetta , published in A film adaptation was made in The novel follows its protagonist, Josephine Alibrandi, the Australian Italian daughter of Italian immigrant parents. Josie lives in Sydney and attends a Catholic high school—where she is disillusioned with the cliques and social politics of her snobby peers. Her usually sophisticated, sassy demeanour is challenged when she is overcome with the pressures of her senior year of high school: the suicide of a male friend, and meeting her estranged father who is in Sydney on a business trip. She confides in a young man with a bad reputation, who slowly turns into a romantic interest for Josie. This relationship, mirrored by the tumultuous relationship with her father, forms the centre complications of the novel as Josie tries to navigate through the complexities and hurdles she faces as a young adult.
Looking for Alibrandi