Waiting on Wednesday: Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes


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Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes
Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes
Publication date: February 3, 2015

Welcome to SmartMart, where crime pays minimum wage…

Busted. Alexis Dubois just got caught shoplifting a cheap tube of lipstick at the local SmartMart. She doesn’t know what’s worse—disappointing her overbearing beauty-pageant-obsessed mother for the zillionth time…or her punishment. Because Lex is forced to spend her summer working at the store, where the only things stranger than the staff are the customers.

Now Lex is stuck in the bizarro world of big-box retail. Coupon cutters, jerk customers, and learning exactly what a “Code B” really is (ew). And for added awkwardness, her new supervisor is the totally cute—and adorably geeky—Noah Grayson. Trying to balance her out-of-control mother, her pitching position on the softball team, and her secret crush on the school geek makes for one crazy summer. But ultimately, could the worst job in the world be the best thing that ever happened to her?

I’m not sure that this will be addressed, but I’m really curious to see why SmartMart would hire Alexis even as punishment. Employee theft is a huge problem in retail and it’s hard to believe a real company would hire someone who’s already known to be a thief. What’s to stop her from making off with more stuff — or cash?




  1. I found this one and almost had it as my WWW post 🙂 I hope you enjoy it and I hope to see you around my blog


  2. I absolutely agree. I was wondering the same thing about this book too! It didn’t make sense to me…but I guess I’d have to read it to know 🙂
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  3. LOL! I had the same thought….why would they trust her to work there? Sounds like a cute story though, and I like the cover.
    My WoW today is What Burns Away
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  4. nice pick. I have seen this one around lately. Looks really cute.
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  5. I got an email about this book, and I was immediately intrigued. The email was about an ARC and said to apply and that I’d hear back in a few days regardless of whether I was approved or not. I still haven’t heard back. lol

    It looks cute, but I agree. Why on earth is she hired to work at a grocery store as punishment?
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