Love and Other Perishable Items

Product Number: EB00160651
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375986741
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Description

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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Author(s): Laura Buzo
Original Publish Date: Dec 11, 2012

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