YA PICK: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe
Thursday is generally dedicated to our young adult pick, and this week we've found a teen gem by author Shelley Coriell. In new novel Welcome Caller, This is Chloe, vintage shoe-lover Chloe Camden's school life is about to take a turn for the worse, until she takes up position at a radio phone-in show. Here's the blurb...
Chloe Camden has a big heart and an even bigger collection of vintage shoes. Life is good...until her best friend turns the entire school against her and her counselor axes her junior independent study project. Forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass her Junior year, Chloe joins her school's struggling radio station, where the other students don't always appreciate her unique style. 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 tackles love, loneliness, and painful life lessons as she gives her big heart to the radio station and the misfits who call it home.
You can find out more about Shelley over at her website.