Looking For Alibrandi

Looking For Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi

Topic Area: Discovery


1. Plot summary

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1. Plot summary- Looking for Alibrandi

Josephine is in her final year at school ( St Martha?s girls? school). Her life is complicated by the arrival of her father, Michael Andretti, who wants nothing to do with a daughter he has never seen. In the course of the year, Josephine has two boyfriends. The first is Jacob Coote, a boy with a working class background, who doesn?t take school seriously; the other, John Barton, is the son of a prominent politician and whose father expects him to do Law. She decides to date Jacob. During that year, she also discovers the secrets of her familys past

Josephine has to deal with illegitimacy, racism and class differences at school. Ivy Lloyd is her enemy and academic rival. Josephine is influenced by her peers Anna, Sera and Lee and this is to her detriment; she almost loses her vice captaincy. The pressures of the final HSC exams add another anxiety to her life. At the start of her first exam, she learns that John Barton has committed suicide.

In the course of the year,

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