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I found how he gave her the whole, idontwanttoknowyou thing kind of cold. She looked at me pointedly.

I would definitely recommend it to all teenagers as well as adults. The second bell for our next class rang, and with a sigh I made another pledge to myself that I would be a saint. One person found this helpful. I also enjoyed seeing her relationship with both her Nonna and her father evolve.

Apr 10, Keertana rated oooking it was amazing Shelves: There’s tough love, many fights and misunderstanding between them. Second where it is only appropriate for its certain era. I wish I could take back watching the movie because it felt trivial compared the book. Anyone who reads YA. I knew how Josie felt being constantly judged by relatives and being bound by stringent cultural and religious expectations and I commend her for being able to withstand the marcchetta of teenage sex.


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Review: Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta ·

When not obsessing over herself, however, she is smart and funny and interesting. A thousand times this. A lot of these projects ended up with discussions about why third or fourth generation Americans still call themselves Irish, Italian, Korean, Filipino, Greek, etc. But then, they isolated and Told with unmatched depth lookkng humor, this novel—which swept the pool of Australian literary awards and became a major motion picture—is one to laugh through and cry with, to cherish and remember.

When I was in school, we routinely had to complete projects about our heritage.

Being Italians they nurture strong principles when it comes to family and moral virtues, and Josephine’s mother suffered a long and hard fall from grace when she fell pregnant out of wedlock and made the decision to keep her child. In all honesty, I didn’t think any fictional character could rival Jonah Griggs, but apparently I was wrong. She probably thinks it will get her into heaven.

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: What I get from this book is a story about an Italian-Australian girl who struggles to find her footing in the world all the while dealing with her conservative Italian culture and the consequences of being an illegitimate child. May 1 is her birthday I know this is too early but I might be too busy the next few days so better early than late.


I admired how patient he was with Josie and amazed on how he could put up with her big and judgmental mouth. Meilna was a problem filtering reviews right now. The romance between Jacob and Josie was realistic–they messed up a lot here and there but they were good for each other, even on the bad days. Not for me though.

From the Markhams to the Spinellis and, of course, the Mackees… they are all just so messed-up and real and full of depth. Man, Agadoo provided the soundtrack to the more tense moments of my childhood.

Jacob, in fact, was pretty much a prick. Speaking as a literacy teacher, this was looklng of the best YA novels I’ve ever read.

I really felt for him, although a certain part didn’t hit me as hard as it should have.