Good Oil

Laura Buzo
AUD $18.99
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Reminiscent of Looking for Alibrandi, this bittersweet story of first love and second thoughts will capture your heart and make you laugh.

'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?

Author bio:

Laura Buzo is a social worker with a young daughter. This is her first novel.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781741759976
Awards: Commended, CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2011
Short-listed, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2011
Short-listed, William C Morris Award, Debut Novel, 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: August 2010
Page Extent: 300
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 14 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction

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