Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Enchanting Review: Becoming Chloe

Contemporary YA
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Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

Jordan is a gay teenager living on the streets of New York City. One night, he hears some sounds outside his attic window. Little did he know that helping a girl in trouble would change his life.

Chloe seems innocent and frail. She’s seen some terrible things in her short life, things that would break others. One day she startles Jordan. She feels the world is an ugly place. Jordan decides to show her otherwise on a road trip. Along the way, both find not only beauty but hope.

BECOMING, CHLOE is a tender tale of how two individuals can bond together even when the odds are against them. The story starts off with a gritty portrayal of two teens society has forgotten about. What’s different about this tale is the underlying theme of hope that is sometimes missing in similar stories. The author shows two believable and vulnerable characters that both learn from each other and find out that they aren’t really that different.

Powerful writing will keep the reader turning the pages as they follow both Jordan and Chloe on their trip.

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of the bestselling novel Pay It Forward, which was made into a major motion picture, starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. She has served on the staff of the Santa Barbara Review and teaches fiction workshops at the Cuesta College Writers’ Conference and the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference

Catherine Ryan Hyde’s website is

Kim Rapier
Enchanting Reviews
April 2008

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