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Josephine Alibrandi is one of the main characters in award winning novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta A teenage girl preparing to complete her HSC at St Marthas is confronted by her father who she has never seen before and had moved to Adelaide upon learning that Christina Josies mother was pregnant The arrival of her father at her grandmothers home in Sydney changes a lot of things in her family but not all for the bad Josie and her mother Christina have a strong trustworthy relationship They are capable of sharing their emotions with each other well The relationship between Josie and her grandmother Katia Alibrandi is a different story Katia is always watching Josie and informing her mother of any unacceptable actions taken out by her This creates arguments between Katia and her granddaughter But all of this soon changes as Josie begins to learn about the past of her grandmother and mother Her friendship with her mother is not always perfect Sometimes such as the time that Christina was going out with Paul Presito they get into arguments This is a flaw with Josie but it also could mean that her mother and herself have a lot in common so this could be referred to as a virtue At the end of the novel Josie has many positive aspects to do with her grandmother and herself Initially Josie and Michael Andretti have a poor relationship but as time progresses it improves Josephines friends have an influence on a lot of things that Josie does Decisions about what happens at school and at times after school are influenced by her fellow St Martha students Her friends also influence what she does with Jacob Coote Josie is influenced by her friends about what influences she makes A virtue is that Josie is conscious of what is happening around her When Josie and Anna join Sera and her boyfriend in a car
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