Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Review: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriel

Summary from Goodreads:
Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass, and so she joins her school’s struggling radio station, where the other students don’t find her too queenly. Ostracized by her former BFs and struggling with her beloved Grams’s mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.

My Thoughts/Review:

Chloe is an optimistic, happy, sixteen year old girl and her world is turned upside down when she finds out her best friends, Merce and Brie, dumps her.. She works at the school's radio station KDRS 88.8 for her Junior Independent Study Project because her counselor thinks she can help. At first Chloe doesn't want to do it, but she comes around when she learns she has no choice. She turns lemons into lemonade by bounces back from being friendless to finding friends with the radio station group of misfits and she even finds love. I liked Chloe's attitude. She was resilient.  The book had its warm and fuzzy moments but it wasn't one-note, either. It had real issues like teen pregnancy, drug addiction and Parkinson's disease. When I was reading, I felt like I was reading a Disney movie. I can see this book on the Disney Channel with Bella Thorne  playing Chloe because she got the red hair hair. This was a fabulous read.

1 comment:

  1. Been wondering about this one. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.