Sunday, April 22, 2012

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

Blurb via 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"

Honestly, I was not really sure of Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe going into it. The cover is cute and I LOVE contemporary YA books, but the first few chapters did not pull me in. I honestly almost gave up, the teenagers just were slightly annoying at first. It took me a while to connect with the story and characters. I didn't quite understand what Chloe was saying on the radio that was so exciting that she got so many just really wasn't that interesting. However, I'm really glad I didn't give up, I have to say that Duncans' story made the book, I wanted to read more about Duncan and hope that Shelly Coriell writes more about that character.

4 out of 5 stars

Special Thanks to NetGalley, ABRAMS, and Amulet Books for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.


Nicola (pocketfullofbooks) said...

I LOVED this book! I'm glad it got better for you. :)

Jess said...

I'm think I will look for this one. Thanks for stopping by Jessy's Bookends. I'm following back. Love the look of your blog