For example, in response to Carly's continuous snide remarks, she breaks her tormentor's nose with a history textbook. Looking for Alibrandi was Kate Woods ' directorial debut in film; Woods was acclaimed for "giving [the film's] multicultural terrain the true respect and depth it deserves.
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Josie tells her friends at the cafe a few days later, and they all have their own opinions. Katia tells Josie stories from when she first came to Australia. He storms off, angry. The couple talks about their hopes and dreams, and Jacob shares that he wants to own a mechanic shop. From then on, her perspective and attitude towards Nonna changed dramatically although she understood the challenges that Nonna had to go through living with Francesco. Josie runs off crying, and begins to walk back to her house alone. When the girls exit, the bullies begin to taunt and assault them. Josie is devastated, because she saw him looking so happy and content at the rugby game hours before. She does get extremely close to Michael, and finds that she likes having a dad. That is the relationship that Nonna had with Marcus Sandford went further than Josie had been told. It is this summary act that brings her father back into her life. His note was a poem he wrote about his depression, and Josie wonders if he's still alone wherever he is. Josie remembers him as a boy who relentlessly pulled pranks on her when they were growing up, and so she ignores him at first.
At last Josie discovered the truth. Struggling with her grief, she finds comfort to a certain extent within Jacob Coote, he was a 'bad boy' on the outside, but he was found out to be a sincere and caring person on the inside. It takes a week for Josie to forgive her grandmother, but she does eventually go and make up with Nonna Katia.
When he drops her home Jacob tries to kiss her but Josie moves her face away. Josie agrees, and they kiss a few times before she gets on the bus home. Josie tells her friends at the cafe a few days later, and they all have their own opinions.
Nevertheless, Josie had changed and had begun to not care what other people think about her, her family and her illegitimacy. Josie waits until everyone leaves before confronting her grandmother, who all but admits that Marcus Sandford is the true father of Christina.
Lee thinks Josie did the right thing by refusing to have sex with Jacob, and says she wishes they were little girls again.
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The novel ends with Josie reflecting back on her year of growth and development. Josie suggests they could go into business together, and Jacob starts to say they could be a husband and wife team before getting embarrassed and becoming silent. Josie remembers him as a boy who relentlessly pulled pranks on her when they were growing up, and so she ignores him at first. John begins to get depressed, but Josie makes him laugh right as her rival Poison Ivy walks up. When they hug goodbye she feels happy and secure in her future, because she has people like John, Jacob, her friends, and her family to support her. However, these complications are seemingly resolved quickly, in keeping with Josie's brusque and forthright outlook on life. She has learnt that she has blown her problems out of proportion, that not everyone is about to execute her for being Italian and illegitimate. Jacob Coote walks up to her and asks her dance. It was a great feeling. This devastates Josie, who blames it on their different cultural backgrounds. For June holidays Josie goes to Adelaide with Michael Andretti, where she meets her paternal grandparents, her aunt, and her cousins. Jacob drives a motorbike, which petrifies Josie, but she has no choice. The same goes with Michael, he wanted to know more about Josie.
Plot[ edit ] Looking for Alibrandi begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.
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