"Looking for Alibrandi" by Melina Marchetta: Multiculturalism in Australia, Virginity, Summarization
Summarization of the chapters of "Looking for Alibrandi"First Chapter:Josephine Alibrandi is introduced. She is a 17 year old girl in her final year of school at St. Marthas, which she doesnt like. Josie is half Italian half Australian and lives in the eastern suburb Glebe in Sydney. She appears to be a rebel since she gets into trouble with her teacher Sister Gregory and doesnt help much with house work. At the end of the chapter its revealed that Michael Andretti (Josies father) is coming to town.
Second Chapter:Josie and her clique (Seraphina, Anna and Lee) drive to Have a say day in the car of Seras boyfriend Angelo Pezzini. All of them are described. When they arrive Ivy Lloyd a.k.a. Poison Ivy, Josies big rival is introduced. At the Have a say day Jacob Coote from Cook High, a school which is hated by St. Marthas students (Josie hates Jacob as well) holds a speech. Josie is thrilled about Jacobs speech, but still doesnt like him. At the end of the chapter Lee tries to convince Josie how great Jacob is.
Third Chapter:In chapter 3 it is said that Josies main goal at the moment is to get on her Grandmothers nerves because her Grandmother never says anything nice about Josies mum, because she is friendly to Michael Andretti and for several more reasons for which she hates her. On a hot day at the end of February she goes to Nonnas place. There is a lot said about the background of Josies mum Christina and that Josies Dad left Christina because she was pregnant with Josie. Josephine feels very guilty about that. However when Josie corrects Nonna she gets very angry at her and after a short argumentation they get into a big fight after which Nonna tells...