Book Review: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless By Liz Czukas

20646933Synopsis

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.

Rating: ★★★★

Usually contemporary and chick lit aren’t my preferred genre but I decided to pick this up after suffering from a reading slump for about 2 months. I’m so glad I did! This is such an adorable read and I was grinning like crazy after I finished it.

It’s a very quick read (took me about 3 hours) but it does contain some important issues that plague our community these days like stereotyping and judging people before even knowing them.
It has a wide variety of characters (eg. mc is type 1 diabetic & in my opinion, a bit OCD, another character is Lebanese (!!), love interest is black etc) and the problems they face because they come from different origins or in the case of the mc, being diabetic is not glossed over. The characters talk about it and that helps in them understanding each other better.

Hell, it made ME understand that people will judge me no matter what I do.

This is what diverse books is about, people. When was the last time you read a book where the mc wasn’t a special snowflake? When was the last time you read a book where they actually have a medical issue? Recently, when a book is catalogued under ‘diverse’, it’s usually about the mc discovering they are lgbt. And while that is ‘diverse’, that’s really narrowing the horizon. Diverse books should include thousands of other topics. Characters with mental or physical disabilities , characters from different races and religions where we actually learn about their culture instead of just stopping at labeling them.

I’ll definitely pick her other book, “Ask Again Later”

Give this a try! You won’t regret it!

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