Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Date with a Book

Love and Other Perishable Items

I'm in love with this book! I really love the character Chris. 

This is a story of Amelia who gets a job at a grocery store, who is only 15 and the guy who trains her is 21 and in college, but they strike up an intriguing friendship. She'd love to have him as a boyfriend, but just what would she do with him?

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.


Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

This sounds like a great book!!


Anonymous said...

I fell in love with Chris too!

ellie's desk said...

I love the story!