I'm a huge fan of Laura Buzo's Good Oil, a book that for a really long time has only been available in Australia. But! It shall be published in the US with the title Love and Other Perishable Items on December 11th, 2012.
Which I totally wouldn't know if it weren't for my favorite penguin who is also a pirate, Sandy @ Pirate Penguin's Reads
Good Oil / Love and Other Perishable Items is one of the most honest, awesome books I've ever read and I'm so happy to see it crossing across the pond. Plus, it got a really lovely US Cover.
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 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.