Review – Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

Title: Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe                    Author: Shelley Coriell
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Amulet Books               Source: NetGalley
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Synopsis:

Chloe Camden is a girl with a big heart and high heels. She is the queen of her universe, until her best friend Brie starts spreading ugly rumours about Chloe and her world starts turning upside down. But when her new counselor tells her she has to take on a meaningful project in order to pass her JISP test, Chloe ends up at the school’s radio station. As she starts overcoming the obstacles in her life, with the help of her new friends, Chloe starts finding herself again.

My thoughts:

Thank you Amulet Books and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book before it was released!

This book was exactly as I thought it would be: bubbly, funny and full of ‘light’. I fell in love with Chloe’s enthusiasm and confidence (and high-heeled shoes!). I really liked her personality. Though sometimes, because she wore her heart on her sleeve, she seemed a bit self-centered, the fun she brings into the room makes up for it!

I really liked all the details about the radio station. It was interesting to find out how things work at radio stations. I also liked Chloe’s radio shows, Heartbeats and Chloe, queen of the universe. All the fun and the subjects she talked about were really fun.

There was also romance in this book. I liked the way Chloe’s and Duncan’s relationship evolved, from friends to more. It was really nice.

Also, the book tackles more sensitive subjects, like drug addiction, Parkinsons, betrayal and divorce. Though the story could get a bit ‘dark’ at times, it showed how everybody has problems to deal with and I appreciated Coriell’s courage to talk about these issues.

The ending was a perfect happy ending. I loved it! So,  I recommend this book to every contemporary lover, you won’t regret reading it!

My rating: 4.5/5 stars 

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe quotes:

”Welcome to Sweeps Week at the soaps, where villainous vixens are at their most vile. They steal triplet newborns from their half sisters who’ve been fighting infertility for seventeen years, and they sleep with their best friend’s husband, son and therapist.”

”I placed a hand on either side of his face. ”Duncan.”                                                                         ”What?”                                                                                                                                           ”Shut up.”                                                                                                                                          He did.  Long enough to kiss me. It felt even better than I remembered.”

22 thoughts on “Review – Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

  1. imi place foarte mult cartea si coperta ei si vreau sa o caut sa o pun deoparte pentru cand o sa am timp de citit

    cate carti am vrea noi……dar din pacate nu o sa avem parte de toate

  2. …ce sa zic, chiar nu stiu, daca apare in romana poate, dar in engleza nu cred ca o voi citi, e si greu de gasit si pretul e prea mare, am cumparat cateva carti de pe amozon (nu le-am gasit la libris) si ma ajuns destul de mult, numai transportul a costat 10 lire

  3. Pingback: M-am întors!…. « Lost in a bookshelf

  4. Pingback: De vorbă cu un scriitor / Talking to a writer : Shelley Coriell « Lost in a bookshelf

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