Title: Love and Other Perishable Items
Author: Laura Buzo
Publisher: Knopf BYR
Publish Date: December 12, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
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?
Guys, contemporary is usually not my thing. Perhaps it's my personal life being up in the air lately (read: failure), or the fact that summer induces a crazed frenzy for anything and everything contemporary, but Love and Other Perishable Items has been extremely hot on my must-read list lately. Seriously, how sweet and cute does this read sound? I think reading about the adorkably messy first-loves, crushes and potential romances brings me back to a time when it was all a lot simpler and, heck, who doesn't want that? Regardless, this cover is so simple, cute and stark and I'm completely and utterly sold! PS - It's available on Netgalley...run! Don't walk! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?