Sunday, June 21, 2015

YA Book Review: Top Ten Clues You're Clueless

I recently (within the last year) joined an online book club.  Our June book is "Top Ten Clues You're Clueless" by Liz Czukas.  It's technically a YA book that's being read by a group of adults and it doesn't come highly rated on Goodreads.  The cover art was reminiscent of John Green's "The Fault in our Stars" but had it's own ginger spin.  I didn't love the story but I wanted to.  The characters were lovably weird.  We had plenty of time to meet each of them personally.  However, the weird font and make it a really fast read.  We had a four hour car ride and I finished it with plenty of time to chastise children who were too rowdy in the back seat.  I could see Gabby enjoying this book in the near future-- she was certainly interested in the cover.

From the back cover: 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 Moments.

Chloe was a hit.  She was the perfect outcast.   I loved her and all of her coworkers.  Who doesn't have coworkers that are weird as fuck?  It made me laugh.  I loved the unrequited love.  What I didn't love was that I saw the ending a mile away.  Maybe it's just because of being a grown up and reading too many Jodi Picoult books that have a hook and a twist 2/3 or 3/4 of the way in.  I may read Liz Czukas other book.  I've added it to the list but hopefully it's just as fast as this one.