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Monday, October 11, 2010

Becoming Chloe by Cathrine Ryan Hyde

Title: Becoming Chloe
Author: Cathrine Ryan Hyde
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: November 2008
Pages: 224
Summary (from bn.com):
Meet Jordy. He’s on his own in New York City. Nobody to depend on; nobody depending on him. And it’s been working fine. Until this girl comes along. She’s 18 and blond and pretty–her world should be perfect. But she’s seen things no one should ever see in their whole life–the kind of things that break a person. She doesn’t seem broken, though. She seems . . . innocent. Like she doesn’t know a whole lot. Only sometimes she does. The one thing she knows for sure is that the world is an ugly place. Now her life may depend on Jordy proving her wrong. So they hit the road to discover the truth–and there’s no going back from what they find out. This deeply felt, redemptive novel reveals both the dark corners and hidden joys of life’s journey–and the remarkable resilience of the human soul.
This book starts kind of suddenly, but you forget that quickly. Its about a gay seventeen year old boy named Jordy. He lives in New York City by himself, until Chloe comes along. Chloe is a beautiful girl whose been through a lot of bad things. When they both help each other, they decide to stick together. Chloe is innocent and child like, but needs to figure a few things out, so she and Jordy set out to decide whether or not the world is beautiful.
All in all, this is a great book. I found it by accident, actually. I remember really needing a book to read, so I found this one and bought it. At first I didn't like it, but after a few more pages, I realized how great it was and feel in love with it. Becoming Chloe is a very meaningful, and very deep book. Its one of those books that really draws you in and makes you care about the characters. It felt very real, and I know I won't forget it.

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