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Multi-award-winning, a bestseller and made into an award-winning feature film, Looking for Alibrandi has become a modern classic.

Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth about her family – and the identity she has been searching for.
A moving and revealing book, unusual for its honesty and its insight into the life of a young person on the brink of adulthood. Multi-award-winning, a bestseller and made into an award-winning feature film, Looking for Alibrandi has become a modern classic.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780140360462

    October 5, 1992

    Puffin (AU YR)

    288 pages

    RRP $19.95

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  • EBook

    9781742284163

    December 1, 1993

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    276 pages

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Also by Melina Marchetta

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
The Complete Lumatere Chronicles
Looking for Alibrandi: Australian Children's Classics
Quintana of Charyn
Froi of the Exiles
Gorgon in the Gully: Pocket Money Puffin
The Piper's Son
Finnikin of the Rock
On the Jellicoe Road
Saving Francesca

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Mr Romanov's Garden in the Sky
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
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Boy Overboard
The Fault In Our Stars
One Photo
The Sidekicks
Too Many Elephants in this House
Artemis Fowl
Valentine
Thirteen Reasons Why
Matilda
Holding Up The Universe
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief
Girl Online
The Sun is also a Star
A Fortunate Life