Author: Laura Buzo
Edition: Kindle Edition
Published:December 11th 2012
Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre:YA, contemporary, Romance
Age Group:14& Up
Description of the Book: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
Pre-Read: I’m in love with Romance novels
While Reading: I have never viewed the world like this.
Overall Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It was a sweet story about a girls first big crush. Also how someone older is getting over someone they loved dearly. Slowly sees the light because of someone who is younger. Though there are no romantic feelings. I loved feeling everything Amelia is going through. Then at the same time understanding Chris and his emotions through his diaries. It shows how difficult things can be for people to be at two different places in their lives to try to make sense of everything that they feel. I mean I don’t think it ever gets better with age but it is a good story. Its makes me think of when things were so simple that you could think i want to be with you so its ok. its a great story about first and growing. Which is always a scary thing to go through.
Rating: I give it a 5 out of 5 because simply put it is a lovely story.