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Looking for Alibrandi
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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Josephine Alibrandi is 17 and in her final year of school. Dealing with her mum, the ways of her Nonna and preparing for exams is daunting enough, then real life starts to get in the way of her carefully-made plans.She has to deal with her father being in her life for the first time, falling in love and uncovering her family's secret background. And yet despite all the turmoil, this is the year Josie discovers that emancipation doesn't necessarily mean escaping from your past, and that sometimes, you need to face up to who you are in order to set yourself free.Co-founded by Jane and Glenn McGrath, the McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women.The McGrath Foundation believes 150 of these specially trained nurses are needed to ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their financial situation. McGrath Breast Care Nurses offer a unique service to families who can self-refer to this free support.By purchasing this special edition you are helping the McGrath Foundation realise their goal. To find out how you can make a difference visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au
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Cammy1
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Reread this gem 23 years after my first reading in year 9. Apart from a few aged references to Telecom and shoulder pads, this story absolutely still translates and resonates. My view of Josie has changed with my age and experience, making this reading different but still enjoyable.

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pasiphae_reads
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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#30JuneBooks 📖

Day 18: #uglycover

Listen, I‘ve really enjoyed Melina Marchetta‘s books, but this 1992 cover is so distasteful 😂🤢

@howjessreads #books #melinamarchetta

BooknerdsLife Aww one of my favorite books! Never seen this cover before 😅 5mo
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CarolynM
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StarTrekSummerMay #Manhunt

Either of my most recent review posts could have doubled for this prompt, but I'm going with this story about a teenage girl discovering her father.

Megabooks Sounds good!! 🖖🏻🖖🏻 6mo
Centique I loved the movie of this so much, have yet to read the book but it‘s on my TBR. 6mo
BooknerdsLife Awww I loved this book! 6mo
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pasiphae_reads
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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Today‘s book haul!! 📚
The Princeton Public Library had its annual sale, and I controlled myself by setting a limit of 3 books and managing to walk out with 4 ☺️ That‘s what I call self-control! 😂💖
1. “Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta
2. “Good in Bed” by Jennifer Weiner
3. “Girl Online” by Zoe Sugg
4. “Once & Future” (# 1) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
#books #yalit #onceandfuture #melinamarchetta #girlonline #zoesugg

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CourtSmall
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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#agameoffavorites #dayfour
Local Girl Anna Daniels who is well known in national radio and TV circles released her debut novel, which is set in our town of Rockhampton. I confess I have not read it yet. She cites her all time favorite book as Looking For Alibrandi. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Jaya
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Great YA read. An Australian Catholic schoolgirl travels the road to adulthood in Sydney while dealing with her Italian heritage, boys, exams, and a newly found father. Captures all the tumult of youth amidst Australia‘s conversation about multiculturalism in the early 90s.

Jaya @Jokila I think you‘re a YA reader so you might like this one. 1y
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Jaya
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta

Really enjoying this Sydney-set YA .

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tara2
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Loved this book.

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bookish.mum
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I'm beginning to realise that things don't turn out the way you want them to.
And sometimes, when they don't, they can turn out just a little bit better.

#melinamarchetta #lookingforalibrandi

Centique What a beautiful picture! This is one of my favourite movies so I really must read the book. 😍 1y
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Lizpixie
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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#BookMail today contained the Viking/Penguin Australian Children‘s Classics edition of the tagged book. I love these so much, especially Playing Beattie Bow, the colour is gorgeous! I need to track down Blueback by Tim Winton, The Power Of One by Bryce Courtenay, A Fortunate Life by A.B.Facey, I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall & Taronga by Victor Kelcher in this edition. If anyone knows where I can find them, I‘ll be eternally grateful.🙏

MinDea Wow. Those are awesome! 😍😍😍 2y
Sue Gorgeous! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm These are so adorable and lovely! 2y
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merelybookish I love these! 2y
britt_brooke So pretty!! 2y
aprilpohren Oh my gosh! I love these!!! 2y
kspenmoll Lovely! 2y
CarolynM Beautiful editions of wonderful books. 💕💕💕 2y
LeahBergen Ooooo! I just love these. 😍😍😍 2y
Sarah83 What wonderful editions 😍 2y
Mdargusch I love these! 💙💙💙 2y
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Snow1
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Multiculturalism is quite inviting.

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BookThingo
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The film version of Looking for Alibrandi celebrates its 17-year anniversary today! 😍 BuzzFeed AU is live-tweeting a rewatch of this film at 12.30pm. Come and join! I'm betting the motorbike ride across Anzac Bridge will feel just as amazing today.

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BookThingo
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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I mentioned to the hubby that I've never had a Golden Gaytime. So this is what he bought me tonight. Paired with an equally iconic Australian book. 😍

Joanne1 Two great classics!! 3y
BookThingo @Joanne1 Absolutely! I don't think the box of Golden Gaytimes in the freezer will last the weekend, tbh. 3y
Sue Perfect! 3y
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BookThingo @Sue Currently thinking about having seconds. 😂 3y
Sue Given the slogan, if someone didn't join you, then I believe you would be obliged to do so 😜 3y
BookThingo @Sue OMG you're right. It would be unpatriotic to do otherwise. 🤷🏽‍♀️😄 3y
Sue Absolutely! 😂 3y
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LauraReads
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#octphotochallenge Day 2 - Literary best friend. Growing up Josephine Alabrandi was the closest thing I got to a literary best friend (and Ellie from tomorrow when the war began) An Australian teenager with sass that seemed to understand a lot of what I went through as well, it's why Marchetta remains one of my favourite authors to this day.

lynneamch Sorry Laura. I mistakenly tagged you instead of Lara in The Bell Jar read-along comments today. 2y
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HiddenGemBooks
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Promise me you‘ll never stop dreaming.

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Millmj
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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Australian classic - great for young adult readers not that I am one!

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Daydreamdelusion88
Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta
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"Simple dreams are the hardest to come true."