Love and Other Perishable Items

Love and Other Perishable Items

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Love is awkward, as fans of Rainbow Rowell and E. Lockhart well know. Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, this grocery store romance was a Morris Award Finalist for Best YA debut.

Smart, honest and full of achingly real characters. And it made me laugh. What else would you want in a book? --Melina Marchetta, Printz Award-winning author

From the moment Amelia 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.

A sweet and scathingly funny love story. --Kirkus, Starred Review
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139 x 207 x 14mm | 204g
  • Ember
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0307929744
  • 9780307929747
  • 252,639

Review quote

Kirkus Reviews Best of Teen's Books 2012

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2012:
"A sweet and scathingly funny love story. . . . The exactly right conclusion eschews easy resolution, though there's plenty of hope as they flounder into the future."

Smart, honest and full of achingly real characters. And it made me laugh. What else would you want in a book? --Melina Marchetta, Printz Award-winning author of Jellicoe Road

Booklist, 2012:
Charged, authentic, and awkward . . . The realistic situations and questions will stay with readers.
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About Laura Buzo

A life-long resident of Sydney Australia, LAURA BUZO is a social worker and mother to a young daughter. Love and Other Perishable Items is her first novel.
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Rating details

8,147 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,681)
4 32% (2,604)
3 31% (2,491)
2 12% (961)
1 5% (410)
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