Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market
4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi
3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm
2) Making zero progress with her crush, Tyson (see #3)
1) Being accused—along with her fellow teenage employees—of stealing upwards of $10,000
Chloe would rather be anywhere than locked in work jail (aka the break room) with five of her coworkers . . . even if one of them is Tyson. But if they can band together to clear their names, what looks like a total disaster might just make Chloe’s list of Top Ten Best Moments. (Goodreads)
Chloe works at GoodFoods Market. She has a crush on her co-worker, Tyson, who is seriously nicer than nice (everyone should have a crush on Tyson). It’s Christmastime and someone has stolen a megaton of money from the donation bin. Like, somewhere in the range of ten thousand buckaroos. Chloe cannot wait to get out of the hellhole known as work, but all of the teenaged employees are on lockdown until Management gets some answers on whose got the sticky fingers.
For some reason, I struggled with this book. I liked Chloe. She was funny. I loved that Czukas gave her an insulin pump, as she’s a diabetic, not because diabetes is in any way funny, of course, but because I think it’s wonderful to have a heroine who struggles with the issues that real girls have. I also loved the fact that Chloe obsessively makes lists because this shows that she’s clearly my people. The co-workers are all funny and the dynamic between them all was enticing…for a while. At a certain point, though, the story ran out of steam. There wasn’t a whole lot going on, and thus, as much as I liked certain characters, they weren’t interesting after a while.
I’ve read many reviews online, and most people seem to really like this book. I’m not sure why I didn’t. In some ways, it reminded me a bit of Love and Other Perishable Items (though more lighthearted).
Crush Intensity: 2.5/5
Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Teen for providing me with an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.