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Love and Other Perishable Items - Laura Buzo
Love and Other Perishable Items
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Love is awkward, Amelia should know. From the moment she sets eyes on Chris, she is a goner. Lost. Sunk. Head over heels infatuated with him. It's problematic, since Chris, 21, is a sophisticated university student, while Amelia, 15, is 15.Amelia isn't stupid. She knows it's not gonna happen. So... show more
Love is awkward, Amelia should know. From the moment she sets eyes on Chris, she is a goner. Lost. Sunk. Head over heels infatuated with him. It's problematic, since Chris, 21, is a sophisticated university student, while Amelia, 15, is 15.Amelia isn't stupid. She knows it's not gonna happen. So she plays it cool around Chris—at least, as cool as she can. Working checkout together at the local supermarket, they strike up a friendship: swapping life stories, bantering about everything from classic books to B movies, and cataloging the many injustices of growing up. As time goes on, Amelia's crush doesn't seem so one-sided anymore. But if Chris likes her back, what then? Can two people in such different places in life really be together?Through a year of befuddling firsts—first love, first job, first party, and first hangover—debut author Laura Buzo shows how the things that break your heart can still crack you up.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375870002 (0375870008)
ASIN: 0375870008
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 Love and Other Perishable Items
I finished this one last night and really liked it. I don’t think it’s a perfect book, but I do think it’s a very good one. The alternating narrative worked well, and the voices were clear and distinct. I especially liked the way the two narratives pointed to the difference between the characters’ e...
The Streetlight Reader
The Streetlight Reader rated it
4.5 Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
Cover Gushing Worthiness: The cover for Love and Other Perishable Items is probably one of my favourite covers of the year. It’s quite adorable and the cover makes sense as you read the book. I do think the Australian Cover is also a good one. Sure it is a bit corny, but it’s not corny to the point...
popsiclesinbed
popsiclesinbed rated it
I think I'd like to read the original edition with all the Australian slang that has been so carefully edited out for us Americans - and for whom the word "Australian" has been added (probably) into the text several, noticeable, times.This is a wonderful novel. It is so beautifully honest and I real...
Andi's ABCs
Andi's ABCs rated it
I was given Love and Other Perishable Items as a Christmas gift this year from another book lover and I had honestly forgotten all about it until I saw she was reading it. I felt horrible that I forgot about it and moved it up immediately into my to read pile. After talking to her about it she expla...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
4.0 Love and Other Perishable Items
3.5 starsLove and Other Perishable Items was a very sweet, sometimes humorous, account of one's first love. Amelia's first love happens to be an unrequited obsession with her older co-worker Chris. Amelia is sweet, a bit naive, a burgeoning feminist and also rather funny (even if she doesn't mean to...
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