'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?
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Laura Buzo has crafted a lovely, honest picture of growing older and getting wiser. I don't know how these Aussie authors are doing it, but they are absolutely nailing authentic characterization and ... Read full review
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(4.5 stars) Good Oil was another book full of Aussie filled goodness which I extremely enjoyed! Good Oil does a great job of capturing the essence of being a teenager; it reminded me of the many ... Read full review