Looking for Alibrandi: Screenplay of a Film
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. The nuns couldn’t be any stricter—but that doesn’t seem to stop all kinds of men from coming into her life.
Caught between the old-world values of her Italian grandmother, the nononsense wisdom of her mom, and the boys
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I had to read it because I was teaching it for English. I'd heard a lot about it, good and bad, so it was a mixed bag to begin with.
Early on there were times I wanted to hurl it across the room, where, if you'd been watching me, you'd have seen the anger and frustration on my face, the teeth-grinding. I guess I related a lot to this story and brought out things in me that I haven't bothered to feel in a while.
But as a read on, it grew on me.
I think this is ...more
Firstly, I love to support Australian authors, and I think Melina Marcetta is worthy of support in any case.
I love the cultural insights, and the dominance of female characters.
I like that Josie is so far from perfect, along with every other character ( except maybe Josie's mother. She is saint like in a strange way, I think.)
There are some pretty big issues tackled in the book, but I think its pretty appropriate stuff for teenager ...more
I love the honesty in this book. It’s so real with no pretenses, and explores prejudices and learning that sometimes people aren’t always what they seem.
A must read if you get the chance.
Full review on the blog. http://aussieownedandread.com/2013/07.. ...more
It is not like any other book that I have read. It has a deeper meaning and is more full on in the area of politics and pollitical correctness. I would definitely recommend this book.
i recommend it to everyone.