Love and Other Perishable Items
AUTHOR: Laura Buzo
EDITION: Hardcover, 256 pages
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: December 11th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
WHAT THE BACK OF THE BOOK SAYS: Love is awkward, Amelia should know.
From the moment she set eyes on Chris, she is a goner. Lost. Sunk. Head over heels infatuated with him. It’s problematic, since Chris is 21, and a sophisticated university student – while Amelia is 15.
Amelia isn’t stupid. She knows it’s not going to 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, first hangover – debut author Laura Buzo shows how the things that break your heart can still crack you up.
MY THOUGHTS: Guys, I’ve been sucked into this Contemporary-Romance black hole lately. I CRAVE it… and this is SO not like me! And this one sounds so good! I mean come on! We’ve ALL been there – crush on the older hottie? Yep! Excited to get this one and see how Chris and Amelia navigate their situation.