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Looking For Alibrandi By Brian Cassewell, This Is A Reveiw And Reflection On Each Chapter Of The Book.

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Looking for Alibrandi Reflection journal and reviewCHAPTER 1Her name is Josephine Alibrandi she goes to a rich school called St Martha's where she is in year 12. In this chapter Josephine tells us about her problems at school and at home. At home she has to deal with her mother who is single and her grandmother who always tries to control her life. At the end of the chapter we find out that Josie's father has turned up at Sydney. Michael Andretti is his name and he is a barrister who has lived in Adelaide for the past seventeen years. This means Josephine has never seen or met her father which is pretty sad. She also lives on the poorer side of Glebe.This chapter can relate to me because I have some problems with home life and school life. Also I some relatives who live in Glebe so this can relate to me.CHAPTER 2In this chapter Josie is convinced by her friends to get a ride with Sera's boyfriend (Angelo Pezzini) to the Annual 'Have a say day' at Martin Place. Josie is forced to give the school's speech when she and her friends are caught by Sister Louise and Ivy Lloyd getting out of Angelo Pezzini's car. At the speech-giving Josie meets Jacob Coote, the last time Josie saw him was in year 10 when he threw eggs at her. Jacob flirts and jokes with Josie, but she says he's not her type.This cannot relate to me at all because things like this don't happen to me.CHAPTER 3In chapter 3 Josie visits her grandmother who constantly checks up on her and tries to control her life. Josie's father turns up unexpectedly and meets her. Josie's father Michael only just realises during their conversation that Josie is his daughter.This does not relate to me because my grandmothers do not try and control my life.CHAPTER 4Josie goes to the debating competition and catches up with an old friend, John Barton. During their conversation John talks about his pressures that his father puts on him to succeed. Ivy Lloyd who is also an old friend of John's interrupts their conversation. Before they leave John invites Josephine to the cinema to see Macbeth. At the end of the chapter we...

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