Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo is an enjoyable contemporary YA story from an Australian author.

Ever since Amelia started working a part-time job at the local supermarket, she's been in love with her coworker Chris. He's sweet and funny and they have great conversations about literature and philosophy and life in general. She knows they would be perfect for each other. The problem? Amelia is 15. . . and Chris is 21.

The story is told from both viewpoints, and does a great job of showcasing each character's complicated feelings about the other. Even with the age difference, you find yourself rooting for them, or wishing that they had met at a point in their lives when a six-year difference would be less of a big deal. Do they find a way to make it work? Well, that would be telling . . .

(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)

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