Love and Other Perishable Items
By Laura Buzo
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 256 pages
Expected Publication: 11th December, 2012
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.
- Goodreads.com description
Firstly, I'm a sucker for cute covers. Secondly, I'm a sucker for debut books especially for contemporaries. Thirdly, even though I'm a sucker for YA contemporary books, I don't usually go for the ones that has a huge age difference kind of romance. But I'm looking forward to this. Because of the cute cover ;)