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.
Praise for Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe
Spring 2012 Indie Next List Children Selection
"Debut novelist Coriell shows sparkling wit and great skill in creating complex characters with memorable personalities. Chloe’s emotional growth is believable, and her attraction to a quiet, mysterious boy at the radio station adds spice and tension to the story."
“This debut novel is more than it seems. Tough issues are addressed here, and the information is ladled out deftly.”—VOYA
“This is fun, lighthearted chick-lit that touches on drug abuse and tough family issues. Romance, personal growth, and friendships are central to the story line. A quick, enjoyable read.”—School Library Journal
“Looking for a fun, inspiring read? Then check out Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe. Entertaining and full of heartrending moments, and the author has created interesting and unique characters. Even though this is more of a sparkling and humorous read, Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe delves into some tough topics such as drug addiction and bullying. 5 stars”—North Valley Magazine
“It’s kinda like Mean Girls but with more shoes.”—Ashbury Park Sunday Press
Soon after being crowned queen of the Mistletoe Ball, high school junior Chloe Camden is snubbed by her fellow A-listers due to rumors spread by her ex best friend. But that isn't Chloe's only problem. Fights between her mother and independent-minded grandmother have escalated, and Chloe's school counselor wants her to join the staff of KDRS, the school's flailing radio station. Instead of wallowing in her misery, outspoken, energetic Chloe goes into high gear, frantically trying to mend the broken parts of her life. She throws her heart into saving the radio station, and when she learns to "shut up and listen" as the host of a new radio talk show, she gains significant insight into her own shortcomings and the struggles of her peers, whose lives are just as complicated and painful as her own. Debut novelist Coriell shows sparkling wit and great skill in creating complex characters with memorable personalities. Chloe's emotional growth is believable, and her attraction to a quiet, mysterious boy at the radio station adds spice and tension to the story. Ages 14 up.
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Welcome caller this is Chloe
I loved this book. Had me hooked from the beginning and cheering for Chloe the whole way.