Thursday, September 24, 2009

Looking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was one of the few books I have ever read with a setting of Australia. Also, it is one of the few YA books where the main character is of Italian ancestry. There were never books like this when I was a teen.
Josephine attends a Catholic high school, has boy problems, and most importantly, is searching for the father who is missing from her life.
It was an interesting read, and I learned a lot about modern Australian teens, but I was never comfortable with the writer's style. I want one of my savvy 8th graders to give it a try, so I can get a better perspective.

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