By Shelley Coriell
Amulet Books, 299 pages
1st May, 2012
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.
- Goodreads.com decription
The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. Seriously! I’d read a book just because of the cover without even reading the description. And that happens a lot to me. But it works.
I don’t know why, but people seemed to complain about the long title. Not me. I LOVE it. Or maybe it’s just because I never really have a grudge on long titles*shrug*.
I LOVE Chloe! She’s the protagonist in Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe. I fell in love with her bright personality since the beginning of the book. The starting was such a downer but she didn’t let any of those let her down. She has a big heart and she wears her feelings on her sleeve. Take note: Chloe does not hate. She laughs. She makes people laugh. She could find fun in just anything. Even garbages. Plus, she has great taste in shoes. I just find it weird how someone could actually love being a burrito. That’s all.
Her best friends dumped her just because of one night that she acted un-Chloe-like. The whole school avoided her. And when her new JISP teacher did not approve of her JISP, she was sent to bring up back the school’s radio station.
A light read full of fun. Contemporary lovers will definitely devour this!(Or even paranormal lovers who’d like to take a brake from the para and go to normal for a while ;))