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Love and Other Perishable Items

By Laura Buzo

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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Love and Other Perishable Items

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780375870002


Format: Book
Author: Buzo, Laura
Summary: 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.
Title: Love and other perishable items / Laura Buzo.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Subject: Love -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Maturation (Psychology) -- Teen fiction. Work -- Teen fiction. Love stories Australia -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780375870002 (trade) 0375870008 (trade) 9780375970009 (lib. bdg.) 0375970002 (lib. bdg.) 9780375986741 (ebook) 037598674X (ebook) 9780307929747 (pbk.) 0307929744 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: TF Buzo
Oclc: 761481882
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Bib Id: 421187

Format: Book
Author: Buzo, Laura.
Summary: 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.
Title: Love and other perishable items / Laura Buzo.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Description: 243 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Love -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Maturation (Psychology) -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Work -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Love stories
Subjects: Australia -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2011037579
ISBN: 9780375870002 (trade)
ISBN: 0375870008 (trade)
ISBN: 9780375970009 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 0375970002 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 9780375986741 (ebook)
ISBN: 037598674X (ebook)
ISBN: 9780307929747 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0307929744 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: TF Buzo