ARC Review – Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

22056080Title: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless

Author: Liz Czukas 

Rating: ★★★

Synopsis: Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day

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.

Huge thank you to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for this ARC!

River’s Review:

Cute. Fluffly. Quick. This book in three words. I read this for the nostalgia… I spent quite a few of my teenage years working in a supermarket just like the one in this book. Bagging, getting carts (in the snow!), ringing people up, stocking produce… I did it all. So this book was super fun for me to read because it was like OMG I UNDERSTAND.

Aside from that though, this book was a little flat and incredibly predictable. A group of teens are working in the grocery store on Christmas eve and the donation box that SHOULD have a lot of money in it is… almost totally empty. Somebody points their finger at the teens and they get forced to stay after work to wait for the cops.

This part just pissed me off. First off, the donation box shouldn’t have just SAT THERE FILLED WITH MONEY FOR TWO MONTHS. jfc. Any store manager with a brain would empty that damn thing ever night and lock the money in a safe. So it was totally his own fault that the money got stolen! And then the store manager had NO RIGHT to hold those kids after work. They were all scared of losing their jobs and scared to tell their parents that they were being accused of stealing, so they just dealt with it but omfg, as an adult, it made me SO angry.

I did like how the teens bonded and it totally reminded me of how I was BFF with a lot of my fellow grocery store coworkers.

Check this out if you’re in the mood for a quick, fun read!

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