Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe
This book is so cute! It's a light, fun read that kept me entertained the entire way through. 

WCTIS isn't in any way a dark or heavy read. It's fluffy and good-humored. That's not to say that it's entirely thoughtless because it does tackle a few issues: Duncan's mother and her neglect along with Brie's cruelty and a crime. However, the majority of the book is simple fun combined with some harsh realities to produce a fresh take on high school. 

So, basically, Chloe needs something to do for her junior project. Her original idea was rejected by the new guidance councilor and she is placed with the school radio, which is about to be shut down because of a lack of listeners and funding. While helping out the show, she moves into the group of misfits and meets the absolute sweetie named Duncan (more on him later.) 

First, Chloe is a fun lead. She is kind, quirky, and loves to get attention. At the beginning, her love for attention seems superficial, but it's justified later. She's talkative and insistent on being nice when you try to push her away. It was fun to see her navigate through the trials of the radio show as she tried to save it. 

Duncan...wow, he is adorable. He's definitely a broken spirit kind of guy. His mother is neglectful and he's often left to fend for himself. He's so sweet, though. He is so nice to Chloe and just...just ADORABLE. From his gray eyes to his multitude of ratty scarves, I adore him. 

Brie, Chloe's old friend who ostracizes her, is so MEAN! God, I couldn't stand her. I don't know how Chloe handled it with grace. If I was her I would have hit the awful shrew. Ugh, she was just terrible. But in a way, she spurred Chloe into hanging out with the radio crew (and Duncan) so I grudgingly thank her for that. 

WCTIS is totally awesome. It's a light, fluffy, cute read that will leave you smiling. LOVED it! 

5/5 

I obtained a copy of this from Netgalley

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