Good Oil is a light-hearted coming-of-age story by debut Australian author, Laura Buzo. It comes from the first person perspective of Amelia, a 15 year old girl who's in love with her workmate, Chris, 6 years her senior. Parts of the story are told through his diary.
Amelia is smart, funny, shy, and angsty. She's a normal teenage girl, with an interesting voice. Nothing overly dramatic happens to her, but her narration is still compelling. It's written so true to life and honestly.
Chris is definitely a swoon-worthy protagonist. He's sarcastic, outgoing, broody, and smart. Chris and Amelia have such great chemistry that I felt bummed out for them over the age difference. They were the kind of characters you could easily connect with.
The writing style is fun; the plot, sweet. A good, short book to read for a pick-me-up.
I give Good Oil a 4 out of 5.
I read this book for the Aussie YA Reading Challenge.