Tuesday, April 10, 2012
ARC Book Review: Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
Author: Shelley Coriell
Publisher: Amulet Books
Expected Publication Date: May 1, 2012
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Format: Arc/ Netgalley
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.
Four stars, enjoyable.
Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe's first line is now one of my favorite lines; I saw it and laughed, knowing I would enjoy the rest of the book, and I did.
Okay, the plot was great. It was as Ms. Lungren, Chloe's school counseler, would say, purrrrfect.
It has everything people want in a book, realistic plot, relatable characters, and a sarcastic yet hilarious main character. Chloe is a hilarious, fun, yet strong character. If I could choose a character in a book to be my best friend, Chloe would be one of my options, for sure.Chloe has so many problems in her high school life but manages to breeze through them in her amazing, vintage shoes like the Queen of the Universe. She's one of those souls who are free and love to be as they were meant to, which of course leads into a bit of trouble at times. After Chloe's friends ditch her and ruin what used to be her reputation, she's thrown into a load of work and just plain high school along with a touch of drama.
Then there's the staff in the radio, they all have their own personalities and problems.
Chloe's soon-to-be love interest is the stone-like mysterious yet awesome, at least in my mind, Duncan. He unlike Chloe is a quiet, mysterious, stone-like guy who doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve. But hey, opposites attract right? The romance is adorable yet realistic in Coriell's book. The romance in this book is also swoon-worthy, which in my book... I don't have a book, but that's not the point.. which in my non-existing book needs to be so.
All the characters grow throughout the book in a way that satisfies you and makes you want to, harry potter reference, obliviate yourself and pick up the book up again and read it again.
Shelley's Welcome, Caller, this is Chloe is a romantic comedy book filled with the truths of high school and a girl with a love for vintage shoes.