20646933Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Buy It: Amazon | IndieBound

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. – Goodreads

Review:

I believe that this book caused legit hearts in my eyes. I started it one night before bed with the intention of starting a few chapters and putting the book down and going to sleep. Less than two hours later I put it down. Because I was finished. I devoured it during a period that I was unable to get into any book I was able to inhale Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless.

I related to Chloe pretty much from the first page. Chloe is a list maker and as someone who jokes that her lists have lists, I get how and why they calm her down.

And being insecure makes me want to write more lists, which makes me feel nerdier, which makes me write more lists…you can see my problem. —eARC 2%

That part made sense to me. Chloe’s life currently does not make sense to her, her BFF has recently moved and can’t even like her posts anymore on facebook. I wanted to hug Chloe, growing up and even growing apart is scary and something as simple as a facebook like can make or break a day because you just want to know that your friend cares (even though typing that out/saying that sounds silly. It’s true.)

That’s what made this book work for me, it was believable and at the heart of it was the story of a girl who was just trying to survive a day of work on Christmas Eve. I get that saying “survive a day of work” sounds like zombie’s were coming after her, but let’s be real, the day before Christmas in retail is its own version of hell. Chloe just wants to get home, and maybe see her crush for a bit. What Chloe doesn’t expect is around $10,000 to be stolen and her to be suspect.

What the robber doesn’t expect is the group of misfits to band together and defend each other. People who barely acknowledged each other before hand to become friends who slowly understand each other and see that they aren’t that different ultimately. I cannot recommend this book enough because it is the type of YA everyone should read.