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Biography of Author The book is introducing Josephine as she is the protagonist and she is what the whole story is about. It is told in her perspective of how she an Italian, living in Australia with a complicated family.
Also the fact that she was raised by her mother alone her whole life brings problems as the father comes into her life. In her school she also faces the problem of a girl named ivy, a girl she despises as she would always compete with her. Josie and a boy named Jacob Cootie start liking each other. Later throughout the novel Josie shows that she has a lot of feelings for Jacob.
Josie also tries opening up to her grandmother more as she lets her grandmother tell her stories about her past and Josie tries her best to pay attention. Also Josie wants to find out more about her father but not too much because of what he did to her mother, but there was definitely stronger father-daughter relationship developing. There is another love twist after it looked like Josie was really into Jacob they have a fight and Josie starts to dislike him and grows feelings for John Barton again.
We are shown that decisions are never fully made with Josie, as again she doubts her relationship with Jacob. Josie was supposed to be in school helping little kids with a Walk-O-Thon but instead she ditches and decides to hang out with her friends. When Josie and Jacob have to see Macbeth for school. However Josie realizes that even though Jacob is more fun to be with, Josie and John have more in common. She tries to remain very supportive but advises Josie to take things slow with Jacob and not make the same mistake she did.
She found out that he killed himself. Both Ivy and Josie realized that they both cared for John and they both bonded and later realized that they have a lot in common. At the end Josie and Jacob break up but both later realize that these things happen and that they are better off separated.
Looking for Alibrandi
She is of Italian descent; a middle child with two sisters. She then enrolled in a business school which helped her gain employment with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and later at a travel agency. This work gave her confidence to return to study and gain a teaching degree from the Australian Catholic University. She now writes full-time. Breakthrough: Looking for Alibrandi[ edit ] Her first novel, Looking for Alibrandi was released in to much acclaim with a first print-run sellout within two months of its release. Worldwide recognition: —present[ edit ] While writing the AFI award-winning screenplay Marchetta taught English, Italian and History full-time for ten years at a city high school for boys. During that time she released her second novel, Saving Francesca in , followed by On the Jellicoe Road in
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Religion: Roman Catholic. Sydney, New South Wales , Australia. Career Novelist and author of screenplays and short fiction. Has worked for a bank and as a commercial consultant in a large travel company; high school teacher in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Adaptations Looking for Alibrandi was adapted for audio cassette, Bolinda Audio, ; Saving Francesca was adapted for audio cassette, Bolinda Audio, Sidelights Australian writer and educator Melina Marchetta is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca.
Melina Marchetta (1965–) Biography
Get custom paper Jacob Coote went along with what everybody anticipated of him up until he fulfilled Josie. She assists him to reopen the door to his journey of identity. Melina Marchetta has actually offered a text with the identity concerns that many face and she has actually offered her readers with outcomes that prove to be perfect examples of the results of discovery of identity. John Barton does not know what he wants in life but he understands what he does not want.