March 7, 2012

{Review+Giveaway} Welcome Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

Title: Welcome Caller, This is Chloe 
Author: Shelley Coriell 
Publisher: Amulet Books 
Genre: Chick-Lit, Contemporary 
Release Date: May 1, 2012 
Source: Received from Publisher
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:
What can I say about this book, but, WOW. This book was simply amazing from start to finish. It has everything, from the classic friendship fights to family problems to falling in love.  With a strong female lead and the “across the tracks” kind of guy. You really couldn’t ask for anything more.

I really love the fact that, Chloe, not only has problems of her own, but she also tries to help others with problems as well. She’s a comedian, a friend (or tries to be the best she can), a daughter, has a great fashion sense for vintage shoes and also an outcast, so to speak.

While you have Duncan, the across-the-tracks kind of boy, which is everything Chloe is not. He is charming, in the reserved sort of way. He doesn’t talk much, doesn’t have much of a social life and is constantly tired or fixing things. But aside from all that, he still manages to make time for Chloe and the radio station.

The writer has a unique sense and way of making the reader intrigued and engulfed into the story. She can just drag you into it and get your imagination to run wild. I actually found myself researching the different types of shoes our heroine wears in this novel. And, as I too have a grandparent suffering from Parkinson’s disease, this one hit home with her grandmother, as she has Parkinson’s.

Final Thoughts:
I highly recommend this book to anyone young at heart, that likes a good YA romance with a little high school drama.

Star Rating: 

~~~~~~And now for the giveaway!!!!~~~~~~

The only rule is that it is US ONLY! And you must respond within 48 hours of receiving email.

  • You must be at least 15 to enter. 
  • Contest is US only
  • Contest will run from 03/07/2012 until 03/23/2012
  • Winner will be selected on 03/24/2012
  • Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.


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Cassandra said...

I dropped out of high school and got my GED at 16.. if I could change something about HS.. it would definitely be the way people treat each other.. it's disgusting.

margie c {the bumble girl} said...

I really wish I wasn't so scared to just be and be happy - I was always so worried about what people would think of me, what I was suppose to do, I didn't want to disappoint anyone and I wanted to be everyone's friend. It would have been so much better if I could have just relaxed and enjoyed everything :)

Thanks for the giveaway, I cannot wait to read this book!

Doodle said...

I wish I would have gone out with my friends more instead of staying attached to my now ex-boyfriend.

Rhee said...

I would probably go back and tell myself to not push my friends away because I was afraid of what they wanted to do.

Thank you for the giveaway!

K R Weinert said...

Wow, that's an awesome review. I just finished reading it and this is pretty much how I feel about it. The characters were super.

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