>> Monday, April 23, 2012
Title: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe
Author: Shelley Corriell
Source: ARC from Amulet Books
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Amulet Books
Main Idea: Wow! What a fun contemporary with a spunky, very likeable main character! Definitely one to pick up for a quick, enjoyable read.
One of the big things that can keep me from loving a book is the main character. Is he/she whiny/stubborn/stupid/etc.? If the answer to one or more is yes, then I am annoyed and very likely to be frustrated with the book. But Chloe? Chloe is none of the above. Chloe was fun, determined, spunky, and had a great attitude. I absolutely loved her!
When Chloe's friends desert her, her Junior year independent study project is rejected, and her mother and grandmother's relationship falls apart- Chloe refuses to do the same. She jumps on board with the school's radio station she (and the rest of the student body) didn't even know existed and decides to start her own talk show. Hilarity, heart-break, and heat (in some cases even literally) ensues.
I would definitely recommend picking up this cute contemporary as soon as you can get your hands on it! An adorable read!