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Title:
Top ten clues you're clueless
Author:
Czukas, Liz.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
Physical Description:
289 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
The day before Christmas, money goes missing from a donation box at GoodFoods Market and Chloe and her five of her teenage co-workers, held in the break room until the police arrive, try to identify the real thief.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062272423
Format :
Book

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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.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Chloe is a dedicated list-maker and mystery fan, two traits that will come in handy this Christmas Eve, when she and five coworkers at GoodFoods Market are detained by the regional manager on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars intended for charity. But before she or the readers can get to the resolution of this sweet blend of Nancy Drew and The Breakfast Club, they are treated to the everyday quirks and inside scoop on a day in the life of a cashier with a hefty crush on a bagger, and the practicalities of living with diabetes. The six younglings accused of the crime begin the day as coworkers but leave it as friends: three guys and three girls, each with distinct enough traits to easily distinguish one from another. They're likable and realistically flawed enough to pull them out of what could be stereotypical roles. Readers looking for a breezy read with a little romance, a little mystery, and a little holiday cheer will be more than satisfied.--Booth, Heather Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

It's Christmas Eve, and high schooler Chloe has to work all day at the local supermarket, along with a quirky assortment of cashiers, stockers, and baggers-especially handsome Tyson, who she has a big crush on. Then the store manager discovers that someone has stolen nearly $10,000 from the Christmas charity box, and decides to hold all of the employees in the break room until the police arrive or someone confesses. These unusual circumstances lend themselves to weird conversations, supermarket games, romantic encounters, a diabetes scare for Chloe, and speculation on who is behind the theft. Czukas (Ask Again Later) gives Chloe the oft-seen penchant for making lists; many are funny-"Newborn giraffes" tops the list of "Things That Are Less Awkward Than Getting Caught Riding Through the Store in a Shopping Cart in Front of Your (Angry) Boss"-though their frequency occasionally frustrates the book's momentum. This aside, Chloe's narration is upbeat and entertaining, Czukas's characters are memorably eccentric, and the mystery about who stole the money pushes readers along in this sweet comedy. Ages 13-up. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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