Review : Love and other perishable items by Laura Buzo

“From the moment 15-year-old Amelia begins work on the checkout at Coles she is sunk, gone, lost…head-over-heels in love with Chris. Chris is the funny, charming, man-about-Woolies, but he’s 21, and the 6-year difference in their ages may as well be 100. Chris and Amelia talk about everything from Second Wave Feminism to Great Expectations and Alien but will he ever look at her in the way she wants him to? And if he does, will it be everything she hopes?”

This book was…. ok?

I didn’t hate it but i also didn’t love it. It’s pretty much an overused storyline and it’s a bit boring to be honest. It’s unoriginal. I especially dislike Chris parts and his voice. i did not like Chris at all. He’s an asshole and a bit creepy to be honest. 15 years old is a bit young for his age. During the book he has a crush on three girls ages 15-16, he even sleeps with a 16 year old. I hate the way he acts and how he handle the whole situation. He’s the grown up, he should be smarter in this story. Amelia sees him like a wonderful human being, but he is not. Amelia is a very stereotypical girl. She’s shy but smart. Her voice is not that interesting, but it was still okay. The writing was good, but I felt like so many things were included in the plot. Family problems, school, relationship, friendship,  all these issues could have made the characters much more interesting but the story only focus on Chris. The ending was pretty realistic, no happy ending, no stupid romantic clichΓ©… actually, there isn’t a real ending. The story just stops. 

Overall, it was mehh. I wouldn’t recommend that book, but there is some good reviews out there, so you can check it out.

Love and other perishable items : 3/5


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