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Magan: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo Publication Date: December 11, 2012 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 256 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: first love, first jobs, feminism Format read: ARC from NetGalley. Summary: Amelia, 15, takes a job at her local supermarket to earn extra money where she meets Chris, 21, and […]

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December 3, 2013 - 9:00 am

HoliDIY: Book Cover Inspired Holiday Cards, Estelle - […] Add Love and Other Perishable Items to Goodreads | Magan’s Review […]

April 2, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Cassie - This review made me SO happy to go pick this book up from the library tonight!! 😀

December 18, 2012 - 7:04 am

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey - […] review for Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo was really difficult for me to write because the book exceeded my expectations. The […]

December 15, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/15/2012) - […] Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo (Magan’s Review) […]

November 14, 2012 - 3:58 am

VeganYANerds - What a wonderful, thoughtful and personal review, M! You’ve made me realise I must have missed something when I read this – I read it in the middle of a big Aussie YA binge, so perhaps I’d already a bunch of great books and this one just didn’t hit me. I promise to read it again 🙂

I remember disliking Amelia’s dad and not thinking that the age gap was a big deal, but I liked that Chris didn’t just rush into it and take advantage 🙂

November 13, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - I’ll admit that when I first heard the premise of this story, I was rather hesitant to read it. I mean, I just think that 15 and 21 is such a huge gap, not only in age but in experiences and maturity. I know that apparently the 15-year-old is “mature” for her age, but that still shouldn’t put her on the same level as someone who is 21 and in college. But I am much more interested in the book after reading your review. It sounds like a good book, and that Buzo very tactfully handles the subject matter.

November 13, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Magan, your review is SO well-written. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it (and yes, it deserved a repetition of that statement). I think I have to read this book – the age difference between the two main characters is the same age difference between me and my fiance! And, also, we met when we were the same age as them. How interesting is that?

November 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Leoni - Great review & this book sounds so good!

November 12, 2012 - 5:54 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - This sounds fabulous! I love an over-analyzer. And I’m intrigued by the age gap. I’m all about the older men. Just don’t tell my non-that-much-older boyfriend. It’s also a gorgeous cover, so you sort of had me at hello here!

November 12, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Melissa - Beautiful review…I think you suceeded in doing the book justice. You certainly succeeded to convincing me to add it to my wishlist!

November 12, 2012 - 11:31 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Wow this sounds really great! I’ve been eyeing it for a while so now I know I’ll definitely have to pick up a copy. I love books that make you think beyond the text. Great review!

Estelle: Various Positions by Martha Schabas

Various Positions by Martha Schabas Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: February 14, 2012 Pages: 336 Target Audience: Young Adult (for mature audiences) Format read: Paperback ARC from ALA. Summary: With her sex-obsessed peers and an unhappy home life, the only time Georgia feels at peace is on the dance floor. When she gets […]

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June 18, 2012 - 12:06 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Thank you for linking to my review! Honestly, this book wasn’t what I was expecting BUT it did turn out okay in the end. It’s written really candidly and really well, so I actually was invested in the story.

April 15, 2012 - 8:39 am

Estelle - April, super happy to hear I may have changed your mind. More and more, I think this book was worth reading and I’m sad it gets a negative rep. Because the writing is just SO good and a lot of what happens is so surprising. (At least to me. haha) Let me know if you read it!

April 15, 2012 - 8:00 am

In My Mailbox: April 15, 2012 - […] Various Positions by Martha Schabas (E) New York City Teen Author Festival: Recap 1 (E) Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn (E) Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist (M) Top 10 Books that were Totally Deceiving Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Baumann (E) […]

April 15, 2012 - 7:12 am

April Books & Wine - Damn. I’ve seen a few bad reviews of Various Positions and was prepared to write it off as don’t read. BUT THIS REVIEW MAKES ME DESPERATELY WANT TO READ IT.

Like, maybe at 14 my friends and I weren’t talking about sexuality or whatever, but we definitely were at 16. And hmmm, these days it seems like 14 year olds act an awful lot like the 16 year olds of my day. So yeah, I think being as open as I am about that stuff, I’d actually LIKE Various Positions.

April 14, 2012 - 11:28 am

Hanna @ Booking in Heels - Like Sash above, I was expecting something slightly fluffier, but then I read your review and my eyes were opened!

I added this to my wishlist ages ago because I love novels about aspiring dancers, but children talking about sex does make me cringe. Maybe I’ll wait a little before getting hold of this one.

Nice review though 🙂

April 13, 2012 - 11:57 am

Sash from Sash and Em - I suppose more than anything, I was upset because Various Positions deceived me! I was expecting something cute and fluffy (a la Bunheads by Sophie Flack) and then BAM out of nowhere, this CHILD talking about SEXUALITY. When I want a book that discusses sexuality (which is totally cool with me), I want to be told from someone a (enter: dry sarcasm) little bit older than 14. Now yes, I realize that in today’s society there are things like Teen Mom and Jersey Shore but that doesn’t mean that exposing children to things like that is okay. I’m not saying ignoring it is okay either, but perhaps showing children while saying “This is unacceptable.” is better.

It could also be that I’m extremely conservative and very much old-fashioned. 🙂

I loved your level-headed review of this book that I loathe so much.