ARC, 289 pagesRelease Date: December 9, 2014Published by: HarperTeenStand-aloneSource: ATWTFor fans of: LOL, Mysteries, Realistic Fiction, Chick-lit
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.
I can't lie, I wasn't a huge fan of Ask Again Later, but this one was definitely more my speed! It featured lists and so many nerdish tendencies. It just felt more me.
"'By my calculation, about thirty percent of adulthood is pretending to like people you actually couldn't care less about.."
The first thing I loved about this book was the diversity. There are so many different kinds of people in this book and I loved them all. In addition, the characters were all well rounded. They ended up all getting a little back story which made this light and fluffy read all the more enjoyable. They didn't seem so vague and it made their jokes more identifiable and more funny.
"'Haven't you heard? Hell is other people."
Then there was the laugh factor. This book was hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud everywhere I was reading it; at work, at the doctor, in court lol It's one of those books that can immerse you into the character's world and have you laughing out loud when you're really in public and people are looking at you like you've lost it. Between Sammi and Gabe, and Chloe's craziness, the laughs just keep coming.
"'Why should I have to fit in with everyone else's idea of what makes someone beautiful? Why does everyone care so much?"
The mystery in it wasn't my favorite tho. I always base those on whether I figure out who the culprit is or not. With this one, it was too easy. I had it figured it out from the beginning. But still, with Czukas' writing style, I was able to look past it and just enjoy the book.
"People make assumptions about you no matter what you look like."
I was a little iffy on whether or not I wanted to read this one or not, but I looked past that an gave it a shot. It was definitely worth it. This adorable holiday read will have you laughing and get you in the mood for the holidays a little early!