Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe - Shelley Coriell

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Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe - Shelley Coriell
Released May 1, 2012

"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."

Welcome, Caller is a book which revolves around Chloe Camden - junior in high school, best friend's with Queen Bee Brie, and loves vintage shoes. Until one day, Chloe is unexpectedfinly snubbed by her two best friends. What follows is a series of events in which Chloe learns some life lessons, including how to not be self-centered.

Self-centered, is exactly what made me dislike Chloe as a character. Almost through-out the whole book, Chloe puts herself first and makes her problems the world's problem's (so to speak). I found myself wanting to hit her, for being so blind to herself. However, she is also fun, which made me keep reading.

Chloe finds herself along the way, along with a romance with Duncan, who has a whole stack of his own problems. She makes a new bunch of friends who work at the school's radio station with her - and she comes to realise there is more to life than just her.

Lovers of contemporary fiction, and strong-minded main characters will love this book, and everyone else should give it a shot too - it just might make you think.

Claire <3

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the review.

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