I'm not sure how familiar you all are with this novel, but it is pretty big in Australia and is generally read in year 11 or 12 as a relationships or belonging text. I didn't get a chance to read it though as it was only studied in general English and I did advanced and got to read Frankenstein instead (yay me *cough*). But when I saw it in the list of audio books, I decided to download it for my trip back to uni.
It is about 17 year old Josephine who is of Italian descent and faces all the adversity we must struggle through in our teen years; love, family, betrayal, school, loss, peer pressure, responsibility, yackity yackity yack... Josie finds so much out about herself and her family that she was blinded to before. It is her journey from obnoxious teen to understanding young adult. I thoroughly enjoyed it (and cursed my teachers for making us read ol' Franky instead).
Recommended If: You'd like to learn a little of Italian/Australian culture and relive your high school years.