Looking for Alibrandi (Paperback)

By Melina Marchetta

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375836947, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/9/2006)
Compact Disc (1/1/2004)
MP3 CD (12/1/2015)
Audio Cassette (1/1/2004)
MP3 CD (10/1/2007)
MP3 CD (3/19/2012)
Compact Disc (3/19/2012)
MP3 CD (3/19/2012)
Compact Disc (3/19/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2009)

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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 who continue to mystify her, Josephine is on the ride of her life. This will be the year she falls in love, the year she discovers the secrets of her family’s past—and the year she sets herself free.

Told with unmatched depth and 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.

About the Author

Melina Marchetta lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is a teacher. She is also the author of Printz-winning Jellicoe Road, as well as Saving Francesca and Finnikin of the Rock.