Author: Liz Czukas
Genre: Young Adult
Published: December 2014, Harper Teen
Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★
“Zaina gets a “kinda hot” accent, and I get diabetes. In a movie, she’d be the hot foreign-exchange student and I’d be, like, the friend of the geek the popular guys make a bet over.”
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.
3 of 5 stars to Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
This book has such a funny MC! The main character, Chloe, is really the winner in this book. She tells her mishaps in very amusing ways that you just can’t help but adore her despite her weirdness. She likes to make fun of how she looks and is very generous when giving compliments to others but she is also very honest. So when she finds something unattractive, she’d most definitely blurt it out.
I like this book more than Ask Again Later. I think that this one has more depth in terms of character and plot. I love that the author explored the issue of racial diversities and stereotypes and proved said stereotypes as misconceptions. Each character in this book is special and remarkable. They are completely different from each other, belonging from different cliques in school but somehow, in Good Foods Market, they find themselves having a lot more fun together and that they complement each other’s eccentricities really well.