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Love and Other Perishable Items

Laura Buzo

Buzo's debut novel is set in Australia and tracks 15-year-old Amelia who has a crush on her handsome supervisor, Chris, a boy six years her senior. Although he likes Amelia and they talk about classic books, movies and more, he is in love with fellow worker Michaela. Amelia knows that a relationship with Chris is impossible, but she can't seem to get him out of her head and she lives for her evening and weekend shifts at the supermarket. As time goes on, Amelia's crush doesn't seem so one-sided anymore. Is she falling in love with the right person at the wrong time? Can two people in such different places in life really be together?