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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Review: Love and Other Perishable Items


Title: Love and Other Perishable Items
Author: Laura Buzo 
Series: ---
Publisher: 
Knopf Books for Young Readers 
Publication Date: December 11, 2012 
Received: Review
Reviewer: Kati



Summary: 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.




Review:  I love this story.  It makes you think, a lot. There are a lot of touchy subjects but it doesn’t focus on those it focuses on the two characters and how they react to it and each other. Amelia reminds me so much of me, always feeling unworthy. Chris reminds me of the boy I love fed up with what’s going on in his life so he changes it drastically every time. He doesn’t sit and just think of what’s best. He sits and thinks of a way out. These two characters are amazing. Amelia is very mature for her age and Chris kind of guides her into more of a teen thing. They help each other out in ways neither of them understands. This is a must read book, absolutely worth it.  I always start this review in my head before I fall asleep but never get it written down. I always have so much to say on it but when I go to write the review can’t remember a bit of what I was going to say. So I will say this, Must Read This Book! It is amazing! They talk about Classic books, Feminism, and Life itself. I will defiantly take a lot away from this book.

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