Summary/Annotation -> 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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$a 9780375870002 (hbk.) : $c $18.00
$a 201210221133 $b mhenry $c 201210191337 $d mhenry $y 201210161139 $z jlin $w YAFNov12.dat $x 6
$a DLC $c DLC
$a [Fic] $2 23
$a FIC Buzo
$a Buzo, Laura.
$a Good oil
$a Love and other perishable items / $c Laura Buzo.
$a 1st American ed.
$a New York : $b Alfred A. Knopf, $c 2012.
$a p. cm.
$a A fifteen-year-old Australian girl gets her first job and first crush on her unattainable university-aged co-worker, as both search for meaning in their lives.
$a YA Nov12
$2 BISAC $a JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance^JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
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