AGE- 17PLACE OF BIRTH- Sydney AustraliaPARENTS- Christina Alibrandi andMicheal Andretti.GENDER- Female.ADDRESS- Leichhardt, Sydney ,AustraliaItalian Australian.OCCUPATION- works at McDonalds andthen at her Fathers work.
-To go to Uni in Sydney to study Law.-She dreams of being successful and offalling in love with someone withmoney of someone loving her andhaving two children one boy and onegirl.
- -Says what‟s on her mind.- -Doesn‟t hold back.- -Strong minded.- -Has a soft side.- -She is her culture.
- Meets her Dad.- Gets a boyfriend.- One of her best friend dies.- Ivy and Josie become friends.- Builds better relationship with her Nonna.- Realises that her Nonna‟s life was harder then her life.- Realises how much her Mum give up and stood up for her.- Gets told her Nonno isnt really her Nonno.- She finally understood who she is.
-BACKGROUND- Josie is a third generation AustralianItalian.- -She was raised by her mum and didn‟t know her father till she was 17.- -Hated being illegitimate.- - Has a strong Italian culture.- - met her father for the first time when she was 17.- Strong religion- Gets annoying and sick of her culture but will never let it go.
“ill run one day. Run for my life. to be free and think for myself. Not as an Australian not as an Italian and not as an in betweener. Ill run to be emancipated. If society will let me.” “I just sat there thinking back over the year and I realised that I was emancipated long ago. It wasn‟t at one particular point, it was at several.” “well im not sure whether everyone in this country will ever understand multiculturalism and that saddens me, because its as much a part of Australian life as football and meat pies.”
“Ive figured out that it doesn‟t matter whether im Josephine Andretti who was never an Alibrandi, who should have been a Sanford and may never be a Coote. It matters who I feel like I am- and I feel like Michael and Christinas daughter and Katias granddaughter; Sera, Anna and Lees friend and Roberts cousin. You know, a wonderful thing happened to me when I reflected back on my year. „one day‟ came. Because finally I understood.” pg. 261
All About JohnJohn is the school captain of St AnthonyHe is 17 years oldWants to study law with JosieHe is an Atheist (pg 135)He doesn’t know what he wants to do when he isgrown up, “But I don’t know what I want to be” (pg133), “I don’t know what I want out of my life” (pg47)He is popular and good looking
BackgroundHe is well educatedHis father and grandfather were politicians,“My father is a …. minister it ever had.” (pg. 45)His mother is a medical secretary at LeichhardtHis family is rich
Wasn’t actually voted school Blue captain. Blonde eyes hair Ivy has more in common with Josie than whatGrew up withJohn Barton School she thinks she Captain has.
Name: Ivy LloydAge:17place of birth: Near Sydneydreams/aspirations: To be the best shecan and to always be the best ateverything and beat Josie.Feelings: scared, worried, disappointedin john for killing himself.
“ I worked harder because of you. „I‟m only “I am a You got on my dux bit nerves a lot.” because page 241 scared, I didn‟t you know. My father Quotes want you to be‟ page really wants me to be a form 241 doctor.” 241 Ivy…“Its not your fault , Josie. Notyours or mine. It was john. I feel „‟ I feel lost without…John as a friend. I always feltlike crying because people he was going to bealways remember the way he there pulling me updied and not the way he lived.‟‟ when I was down.”242 242
Basic InfomationAge- 18Gender- MaleParents- Mr. Coote, Dad‟s girlfriendsEileen, Mother died of cancer.Hometown- RedfernEthnic Background- AustralianReligion- AtheistOccupation- Mechanic
Hopes and DreamsJacob aspired to be a professionalmechanic. When Jacob and Josie weregoing out, they had talked aboutopening up a mechanic store. Jacobwould do all the practical work. Josiewould do the book work and legal work.
Quotes„And the Aussie kids with the piece ofmeat between their bread probablyenvied you.‟ pg. 150„I might not be a great universityscholar, but I‟m good with my hands.You‟re different. You‟re good with yourhead.‟ pg. 169
Quotes„I don‟t want to talk about anything after.What is this, Josie? What have youbeen doing for the last couple ormonths? Stringing me along?‟ pg. 188„Do you know how embarrassed I was,Josie? My friends have to listen to mego on about you every day and I comehere and what do I see? My girlfriendwith that wanker.‟ pg. 189
Quotes„You think you‟re the first person to eversuffer. You think your life is so difficult.But its you who makes it difficult. Breakaway from those rules, Josie. Makeyour own.‟ pg. 206„Do you plan on being a virgin for therest of your life?‟ pg. 212„Welcome to the nineties, Josephine.Women don‟t have to be virgins anymore.‟ pg. 213
Quotes„There‟s nothing to look forward to anymore if you don‟t have dreams.‟ pg. 239„Because dreams are goals and Johnmight have run out of goals. So he died.But we‟re alive and one day I want myown garage and you want to be a hot-shot barrister and its not going tohappen today or tomorrow, its going tohappen in years and its something tolook forward to. Promise me you willnever stop dreaming.‟ pg. 239
Quotes„Because I have been fooling myself allthis time. I used to be proud of not gettinggood marks “who cares?” I used to say.Because I‟m going to be a mechanic Ididn‟t care what kind of marks I got. Butsince I met you its got to me. I‟m aware ofmore things. I‟m aware that I will neverever be as good as you or as smart as youand I hate myself for that. I need to workthings out. Decide what I want out of life.But I don‟t want you to blame yourself.‟ pg.249
GENERAL INFORMATIONName: Michael AndrettiAge: 34Place of Birth: SydneyParents: -Gender: MaleAddress: Balmain, SydneyEthnic Background: Italian DescentOccupation: BarristerReligion: -
When Michael was 17 he wanted to become a pilot but he moved to Adelaide which depressed him and he turned his life to Law.
PERSONALITYAt first Michael Andretti was an angry and self obsessed man who just wanted to be left alone and have nothing to do with Josie or Christina, but through out the book he seems to become more open to the idea of a daughter. He is usually direct and straight to the point. He likes to joke around with Josie, and enjoys her company.
QUOTES – MICHAEL ANDRETTIPg 65 – “I do not want to see her. I do not want to love her. I do not want a complication in my life, Christina. I‟ve worked for fifteen years to get where I am and now I don‟t want this in my life,”Pg 69 – “A promise. You keep out of my life, I keep out of yours.”Pg 244 – “What I discussed with her is that I‟d like you to be…. an Andretti”Pg 243 – “When I was seventeen I wanted to be a pilot, but we moved to Adelaide and the move depressed me and I forgot everything I had wanted in my life. People change. Circumstances change them.”Pg 235 – “A person doesn‟t necessarily have to be happy just because they have social standing and material wealth, Josie.”
QUOTES – MICHAEL ANDRETTIPg 237 – “ Josie, I would rather die then ever see you suffering this way. I don‟t want you or any child I ever have or any woman I ever love to go through or feel what you‟ve gone through, but its happened and I don‟t know what to do.”Pg 236 – “Your going to go on living. Because living is the challenge, Josie. Not dying. Dying is so easy. Sometimes it only takes 10 seconds to die. But living? That can take you eighty years and you do something in that time, whether its give birth to a baby or being a housewife, or a barrister or a soldier. You‟ve accomplished something to throw that away at such a young age, to have no hope, is the biggest tragedy.”
APPEARANCE – MICHAEL ANDRETTISHORT , STOCKY, WEAR‟S GLASSES. HE HAS DIMPLES, HAIR CUT EXTREMELY SHORT AROUND HIS EA.RS, HE LOOKS STRONG. 5FT10WEARS SUITS AND LOOKS CLASSY. HE IS RICH.
MICHAEL ANDRETTIMICHAEL ANDRETTI IS THE FATHER OF JOSEPHINE ALIBRANDI, HE MOVED TO ADELAIDE AT THE AGE OF 17. IT SQWANDERED HIS DREAMS OF BEING A PILOT. AT THE AGE OF 34 HE MOVED BACK TO SYDNEY, HE DISCOVERED HIS CHILD AND AT FIRST WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH HER. IN TIME HE BEGAN TO LOVE HER AND ACCEPT THE FACT SHE WAS APART OF HIS LIFE. HE EVEN WENT ON HOLIDAYS WITH HER. HE CARED FOR HER AND EVEN EMPLOYED HER, WHEN JOHN BARTON DIED HE SPOKE HIS TRUE FEELINGS TO HER AND AFTER A WHILE HE EVEN ASKED HER TO TAKE THE „ANDRETTI‟ NAME. HE SHOWS A LOT OF LOVE FOR HER AND EVEN SOME OLD FEELINGS BEGIN TO BREW UP AT THE END FOR CHRISTINA, HES A DEDICATED MAN.
About Nonna• Full name: Katia Alibrandi• Age: 51• Place of birth: Italy• Parents:• Gender: Female• Address: Sydney, Australia• Ethnic background: Italian• Occupation: Retired• Religion: Catholic• Personality: hypocrite, judgemental, secretive, grumpy, emotional, lonely,
Quotes• „I am an old women and I am tired of fighting.‟• „ why, I once felt passion for a boy. I was once young. I was once in love.‟• “Who do you think you belong to?”• “I am an old women and I deserve respect.”• „In front of my eyes and I didn‟t see”• “ I believe that the more you suffer on earth, the better the reward is in heaven.”
Events• When Nonna was young she would run around her paese like a gypsy.• Nonna was arguing with Josie about her behaviour in class and her not concentrating in religion.• She tells Josie about History and early days in Australia.• She had to live her life as a lie, because she didn’t tell Christina about her real dad.• Nonna was always telling Christina how to raise Josie and what a disgrace she was not bringing her up with a father.• Nonna only stayed with Fransesco because she didn’t want to disgrace her family, disgrace her religion and she didn’t want people to talk about her.