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Melina Marchetta is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'', which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].

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Melina Marchetta (born 25 March 1965) is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'', which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Marchetta was quite young when she wrote ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'', and was a High School teacher when writing the others. She's also of Italian descent, which pops up in her first two novels, ''Looking For Alibrandi'' and ''Saving Francesca''.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Marchetta was quite young when she wrote ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'', and was a High School teacher when writing the others. She's also of Italian descent, which pops up in her first two novels, ''Looking For Alibrandi'' and ''Saving Francesca''.Francesca''.
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* ''The Piper's Son (2010)'', [[SequelHook a follow-up]] to ''Literature/SavingFrancesca'', focusing on a different character

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* ''The Piper's Son (2010)'', [[SequelHook a follow-up]] follow-up to ''Literature/SavingFrancesca'', ''Saving Francesca'', focusing on a different charactercharacter.


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Melina Marchetta is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel LookingForAlibrandi, which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].

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Melina Marchetta is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel LookingForAlibrandi, ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'', which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].


MelinaMarchetta is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel LookingForAlibrandi, which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].

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MelinaMarchetta Melina Marchetta is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel LookingForAlibrandi, which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].


MelinaMarchetta is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel LookingForAlibrandi, which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].

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MelinaMarchetta is an Australian YA author best known for her debut novel LookingForAlibrandi, which is taught in classrooms around Australia and made into [[TheMovie a major motion picture]] starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. All of her works have won numerous awards and she is currently working on a screenplay for [[OnTheJellicoeRoad [[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]].



* BittersweetEnding: LookingForAlibrandi and OnTheJellicoeRoad both end with [[spoiler: someone's death]].

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* BittersweetEnding: LookingForAlibrandi ''Looking For Alibrandi'' and OnTheJellicoeRoad ''On The Jellicoe Road'' both end with [[spoiler: someone's death]].



* TrueCompanions: Except for ''Looking For Alibrandi'', each book focuses on building and/or maintaining these. OnTheJellicoeRoad had two groups.

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* TrueCompanions: Except for ''Looking For Alibrandi'', each book focuses on building and/or maintaining these. OnTheJellicoeRoad ''On The Jellicoe Road'' had two groups.


!!Other works by MelinaMarchetta provide examples of the following tropes:

* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Tara Finke and Tom in SavingFrancesca and ''The Piper's Son.''

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!!Other works by MelinaMarchetta Melina Marchetta provide examples of the following tropes:

* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Tara Finke and Tom in SavingFrancesca ''Saving Francesca'' and ''The Piper's Son.''



* DisappearedDad: LookingForAlibrandi (part of the plot deals with the dad coming back), OnTheJellicoeRoad (he [[spoiler: turns out to be dead]]), ''Finnikin of the Rock'' (he starts off the book [[spoiler: in jail but ends the book with his son]]), and ''The Piper's Son'' (part of Tom's issue is his dad [[spoiler: disappearing and reappearing during the book]]).
* DrivenToSuicide: Happens in [[spoiler: LookingForAlibrandi]] and several times in [[spoiler: OnTheJellicoeRoad]].

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* DisappearedDad: LookingForAlibrandi ''Looking For Alibrandi'' (part of the plot deals with the dad coming back), OnTheJellicoeRoad ''On The Jellicoe Road'' (he [[spoiler: turns out to be dead]]), ''Finnikin of the Rock'' (he starts off the book [[spoiler: in jail but ends the book with his son]]), and ''The Piper's Son'' (part of Tom's issue is his dad [[spoiler: disappearing and reappearing during the book]]).
* DrivenToSuicide: Happens in [[spoiler: LookingForAlibrandi]] ''Looking For Alibrandi'']] and several times in [[spoiler: OnTheJellicoeRoad]].''On The Jellicoe Road'']].



* ThereAreNoTherapists: SavingFrancesca and OnTheJellicoeRoad
* TrueCompanions: Except for LookingForAlibrandi, each book focuses on building and/or maintaining these. OnTheJellicoeRoad had two groups.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: SavingFrancesca ''Saving Francesca'' and OnTheJellicoeRoad
''On The Jellicoe Road ''
* TrueCompanions: Except for LookingForAlibrandi, ''Looking For Alibrandi'', each book focuses on building and/or maintaining these. OnTheJellicoeRoad had two groups.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: Marchetta was quite young when she wrote LookingForAlibrandi, and was a High School teacher when writing the others. She's also of Italian descent, which pops up in her first two novels, LookingForAlibrandi and SavingFrancesca.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Marchetta was quite young when she wrote LookingForAlibrandi, ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'', and was a High School teacher when writing the others. She's also of Italian descent, which pops up in her first two novels, LookingForAlibrandi ''Looking For Alibrandi'' and SavingFrancesca.''Saving Francesca''.


* LookingForAlibrandi (1992)

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* LookingForAlibrandi ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'' (1992)



* SavingFrancesca (2003)
* [[OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]] (American version called OnTheJellicoeRoad) (2006)

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* SavingFrancesca ''Literature/SavingFrancesca'' (2003)
* [[OnTheJellicoeRoad ''[[Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad Jellicoe Road]] Road]]'' (American version called OnTheJellicoeRoad) ''Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad'') (2006)



* Literature/TheLumatereChronicles
** Finnikin of the Rock (2008)
** Froi of the Exiles (2011)
** Quintana of Charyn (2012)
* The Piper's Son (2010), [[SequelHook a follow-up]] to SavingFrancesca, focusing on a different character
* The Gorgon in the Gully (for middle school age readers)

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* Literature/TheLumatereChronicles
''Literature/TheLumatereChronicles''
** Finnikin ''Finnikin of the Rock Rock'' (2008)
** Froi ''Froi of the Exiles Exiles'' (2011)
** Quintana ''Quintana of Charyn Charyn'' (2012)
* The ''The Piper's Son (2010), (2010)'', [[SequelHook a follow-up]] to SavingFrancesca, ''Literature/SavingFrancesca'', focusing on a different character
* The ''The Gorgon in the Gully Gully'' (for middle school age readers)


* TearJerker: Most of her work has scenes that definitely qualify. OnTheJellicoeRoad is run on this trope.





!!Works by MelinaMarchetta with their own trope pages include:

* LookingForAlibrandi
* SavingFrancesca
* OnTheJellicoeRoad

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* The Lumatere Chronicles

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* The Lumatere ChroniclesLiterature/TheLumatereChronicles

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* CreatorThumbprint: Italians. Expect many, many Italians.

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