Growing up is complex, especially in a society with different cultural background. This is the major issue the novel “Looking for Alibrandi” discusses. A realistic view through the eyes of a seventeen-year old Italian girl, Josephine is presented. Josephine’s like many teenagers that have learned from their mistakes. This is the long road that everybody meets while growing up.
Learning to become an adult has many different responsibilities and every teenager has to deal
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of his depression. The only way he really felt free was to die where no one could control him.
In conclusion teenagers develop their own personality while growing up. The novel was an excellent portrayal of the life of a typical teenager living in the 1990’s. The main character Josephine has many difficulties understanding who she is. At the end of the novel she realises her attitude and understands how to take responsibilities for herself.