Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell is about this girl named Chloe, who loses her two best friends because she was being quite self-centered and had some family issues. Good friends, right? Right. Anyway, she’s forced to do her JISP with the radio station. She makes friends with these outcasts and deals with her craaazy family.
Like I said, I love this book. I love this book. I love it. I love Chloe. I love Dragon Clem. I love Duncan. Ohhhh Duncan. Also, Grams. Grams has a soap opera blog! Lady after my own heart. Chloe is so resourceful and just… I love her character! She adapts so much, which, from what I remember from high school, is VERY IMPORTANT. She’s amazing. I mean, she’s my YA fiction heroine.
Let’s pretend that this is a great segue into talking about grandmas. Her Grams has alzheimers and it is definitely a tear-worthy storyline. I know with living with my grandpa, this storyline was near and dear to my heart. I love how she loves her Grams! Weird? Maybe. That relationship is so important to the two of them and Grams teaches Chloe so much about how to deal with other people.
Okay, okay, so I really love this story. It’s a fun read but it also has its deep and dark parts. So glorious and so real. Thank you Shelley Corriel for bringing this world into my life. Agh, this is a story I’ve needed for so long. This is what Contemporary YA has needed. YES.
Basically, if you like Sarah Dessen‘s books, this has a similar Contemporary feel but also has it’s own original voice.
This cover goes so well with this story. It is perfect! Just like all of Chloe’s vintage shoes.