On My Bookshelf: Welcome Caller This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
Publication Date: May 1st 2012
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Summary: 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 Review: just wow. Wow. I NEED ANOTHER OF THIS AUTHORS BOOKS(even though this is her debut) LIKE NOW. RIGHT NOW. This book is one of the rare few that takes a HUGE taboo subject, a hard subject to talk about(slight spoiler, but drug abuse, domestic abuse, etc.) and makes it laughable from the eyes of the fresh new voice of Chloe, a teen girl who manages to make everything, even her best friends ditching her, getting stuck with the JIP project she hates, etc.-and it actually is funny, it made me laugh so many times, and I finished it the night I started it!
I recommend to read this book RIGHT NOW, it’s just so amazing and hilarious!
*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, this does not influence my honest review in any way*