Shortlisted, 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Young adult fiction
Notable Book, 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Older Readers
Reminiscent of Looking for Alibrandi, this
bittersweet story of first love and second thoughts will make you laugh
and capture your heart.
'Miss Amelia Hayes, welcome to The Land of Dreams. I am the staff trainer. I will call you grasshopper and you will call me sensei and I will give you the good oil. Right? And just so you know, I'm open to all kinds of bribery.'
From the moment 15-year-old Amelia begins work on the checkout at Woolworths 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 six-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?
About The Author
Laura Buzo is a social worker with a young daughter. This is her first novel.
For Ages: 14 - 16 years old
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st August 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.28