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Chloe-Grace can't help it—she's spectacular. How could she not be with celebrity parents who have been the queen and king of Hollywood for years? And Chloe is a celebrity all unto herself as well— she's the first celebrity-adopted kid in Hollywood. But now Chloe's sixteen, and she is tired of every undesired moment of the world's attention. She wonders what it would be lik...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 14th 2009 by Speak (first published March 9th 2009)
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Reno
Debut author, J.A. Yang, tells the story of Chloe - a sixteen year-old adopted child of Hollywood royalty. Her father is a rock star, her mom is a movie star. She is a product of her environment, which can be superficial when she talks about jewelry and fashion, but thankfully Chloe has much more depth than expected of anyone in her position. When she begins searching for her birth parents, the book really takes a life of its own and Chloe becomes a girl you root for. Deep down to the core, she'...more
Jon
Oct 31, 2008 Jon rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
It's my book! Of course it's amazing.
Steph Su
EXCLUSIVELY CHLOE depicts the harsh realities of Hollywood politics without being too trashy. Chloe-Grace is a relatable and likable protagonist, a young girl caught in between the glitz of celebrity life and a desire to know what it feels like to be normal. If you’ve ever wondered what Brad and Angelina’s lot might feel like as teenagers, there is an excellent possibility—one can hope!—that they will turn out like Chloe-Grace: a down-to-earth girl who doesn’t take her glamorous situation for gr...more
Elizabeth
Apr 20, 2009 Elizabeth rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: middle schoolers
Shelves: girl-book, work-books, ya
When Chloe was a baby, she was adopted by a Hollywood power couple - her mom is a famous actress and her father is a rockstar. Now she's 16, and she just found out that her parents are getting a divorce - worse, she found out because there was a picture of her father on the front of a tabloid and he was kissing another woman. Now, everywhere she goes people look at her with pity. Everyone knows her families business and she is tired of being the center of attention.

****Doing this book as a book...more
Sara Shalash
Honestly, what really drew me to the book was the cover. Although I thought the summary that was provided on the back of the book was somewhat inaccurate. I thought the book was going to mostly be about Chloe undercover, but Chloe didn't undergo her transformation until the late second half of the book. Despite the misconception, I thought it was an entertaining light read. I love reading books about Hollywood and Chloe was a great main character, she was nice, sweet, and not snotty at all. Unli...more
Angelica
What pops into your mind when you hear the word CELEBRITY?
 Fame
 Cameras
 Money
 Lights
 Red carpet
 Nosy people
 Media
 Paparazzi
 Action
 Elaborated vacations
 Expensive clothes
 Spoiled brats
 Famous
 Hollywood
 Spectacular
 Anything up normal
How would it feel to walk around public places just to hear, “Oh my god, it IS you.”? The book “Exclusively Chloe by J.A. Yang, gives you the insider’s life of a celebrity. It’s teaches you that their life isn’t all as it’s cracked up to be. Chloe-G...more
Christine
This book is about a celebrity named Chloe-Grace. She is consider as the only adopted celebrity kid. She tries to get out of the humiliation she gets from school about her parent's divorce. Her bestfriend Rachelle loves attention. She tends to get through everything by partying, using her "Chloe-Grace identity." to get in to clubs. After seeing her father and his girlfriend, and going through all that misunderstanding from her mother. Chloe-Grace decides to go "undercover" to see how its like in...more
The Dreamer Reader
The Good: It was way better than I expected it to be. The story line has been used a lot before, but it had it's own quirky twist to it. There are some cliches in here and it's sometimes corny... but somehow, J.A. Yang pulls it off!

The characters are awesome. Regardless if they're main or supporting, I could differentiate between all of them and I loved (except a few who I just wanted to stab with a pencil) all oth them! And Chloe... unlike all the other normal person during during the day and c...more
Lauren
Jul 20, 2010 Lauren rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
*3.5*

This has been in my TBR pile for ages now and I'm not really sure why, because as it turns out, Exclusively Chloe is a fun, savvy, and start studded coming of age tale, one that was highly enjoyable.

Exclusively Chloe opens up just as Chloe is learning about her parent's divorce from a celeb magazine. It's quite the understatement to say that she's shocked, because all her life she's felt that her parents were truly going to be celebs that would stick it out for the long run. Especially giv...more
Stephanie
Definitely not a really difficult book but rather, Exclusively Chloe is a book that's just meant to pass the time away. It really was quite an adorable book.

Besides how adorable it is, there were some stuff that bothered me just a tiny bit.

First of all, there were some parts of Exclusively Chloe that just didn't seem to be realistic whatsoever. The transformation that Chloe-Grace had to go through to transfer school? All she did was cut her hair short and wearing "normal" clothes. I personally d...more
Lenore Appelhans
Chloe-Grace is the adopted 16 year old daughter of major celebrities and thus a celebrity herself. When her parents announce their intention to divorce and the glare of fame becomes too much for her, Chloe decides to go undercover at a regular high school and try out an anonymous life.

There are so many books out there about normal teens finding themselves suddenly famous (fantasy wish fulfillment for many in our culture today), but this is one for the Suris and Maddoxs of the world who must year...more
Ari
Contrary to the back of the book, Chloe does not decide to undergo a makeunder until halfway through the book. It wasn't boring per se, but there was a lot of set up occurring and after awhile I just wanted her to leave her wealthy school and annoying best friend, Rachelle and get on with switching high schools. What's worse is that there are maybe 3-4 chapters dealing with Chloe's new life and then we hurtle towards the ending. All of a sudden, all this drama erupts and then everything is solve...more
Sarah BT
Ok, I admit it, I read the headlines on the magazines when I'm standing in line and I watch E! News. This book was a cute light read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a look into Hollywood, so if you know the names of celebrities and their children, you'll probably enjoy this book.


Chloe is relatable and even though she has a famous, expensive and fashionable lifestyle, she's nice and sweet and wasn't rich snotty girl, which I liked. I got annoyed that Chloe didn't seem to realize that...more
Yan
Exclusively Chloe was by no means a provocative novel but rather something to sooth the time away. When I first spotted Exclusively Chloe I immediately knew that it would be an adorable read.

Chloe-Grace was the roundabout teen that wanted to escape. J.A. Yang created a perfect scenario that is popular in the famous society—divorce. So who can blame Chloe when she wanted to escape it all. The transition from famous Chloe to everyday Lilly was slightly unrealistic as a new haircut and downgrading...more
Sara
Nov 04, 2009 Sara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sara by: Goodreads
Shelves: 2009, young-adult
Chloe is the "original" celebrity-adopted baby from China, now 16 and trying to navigate around her high school, nicknamed "Celebrity High" for the number of famous offspring who attend it. When her actress mom and rock star dad decide to divorce, life gets extremely stressful for Chloe, since she can't live this out in private. Eventually, she decides to have a "makeunder" and enroll at a regular high school in a suburb of LA to get away from all the Hollywood drama, all the while searching for...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo.com

Chloe-Grace is a celebrity just for being her. She's the first celebrity-adopted kid in Hollywood and everyone has watched her every move all her life. Now that Chloe's sixteen, she wonders what it would be like to be "normal" and be a regular kid at a regular school. So she decides to get a "make-under" and go undercover at a new school. But is Chloe ready for the real world?

Ok, I admit it, I read the headlines on the magazine...more
Alea
I really really liked Exclusively Chloe. At first glance it might appear to be all glitz and glamor, the Hollywood Lifestyle and while that's part of it there is so much more going on than the blurb leads you to believe. For as much as Hollywood and fame don't equal a realistic life for 99% of the population, I found this story to be really believable and understandable. When is comes down to it, it's about a girl trying to find her place in the world with people that get her and like her for he...more
Kathy
This book Exclusively Chloe by J.A. Yang is about a girl named Chole who was adopted by famous parent living in Hollywood. Now Chole is 16 years old. She also find out that her parents are getting a divorce but what makes it even worse she found out in magazine. Every where she goes she is the center of attention. she hate the fact that everyone knows about her personal life.

I can make a Text-to-world. I can make this connection because every day a lot of famous are slammed with rediculious st...more
feux d'artifice
Just when I thought there was nothing more to offer in the whole asian adoptee storyline, out comes J.A. Yang, who combines this with Celebrity life story, and the combination was pure gold. Asian Adoptee story with minimal angst. Wee~ Also, love Luther and the whole undercover at "normal" school to find long lost relative subplot. I thought Chloe-Grace's friends could have been better fleshed out though. For the whole novel, I felt like they never really went beyond the stock type personality.....more
Adriana
Although the writing and the story in the book was appealing I thought it was pretty superficial and too cutesy and sugar-coated. Maybe this was the point but everything in Chloe's life ended up perfectly tied up with a pretty pink (probably Gucci) ribbon. The whole book is set in the celebrity/Hollywood tabloid world complete with red carpet references throughout, which will be insignificant in 5 or 10 years. The core of the story is good - Chloe just wants to find out where she came from and i...more
Monique
Disappointing in a lot of aspects, but I loved the adopted family stuff! Wish there was more of that.
Sarah
Jun 07, 2011 Sarah added it
Shelves: multicultural, ya
Let me start by saying this book was not necessarily my type of reading, but it IS a book that my junior-high-aged, Sweet-Valley-High-devouring younger self would have enjoyed: it's got a poor little rich girl with a heart of gold, plenty of Hollywood glitz to make you feel like you've got a window onto the rich and fabulous, and a plot packed with friend hijinks, family drama and even romance. And it has a multicultural angle to boot. Full review on Finding Wonderland: http://writingya.blogspot...more
Mandy
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Laura Gardner
Chloe-Grace is a celebrity child who’s led a life in the tabloids thanks to her adoptive parents. Her mom is an Oscar award-winning actress and her dad is a rock star. Chloe has led a pretty awesome life of shopping and being famous up until now, but now she’s starting to question everything. Would it be better to be anonymous? And how will she ever know if people really like her for the right reasons? When Chloe gets a make-under and goes undercover at a public school she discovers love, friend...more
Sariah
Apr 06, 2010 Sariah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sariah by: I actually stole it from Elena..
I enjoyed and liked this book, there were definitely fake aspects but I thought it was good. In the same kind of category as Fifteen, this one is also very relatable... especially the way they talked. Jon Yang (yes it's written by guy!!) is good at making the words sound like a teenager is saying them, particularly by combining the words into one; ie supercute and supernice (most had super in them) my personal fave: uberjealous. This is no classic and has some swearing in it, but a fun and ummm...more
Linda
3.5, really, but I like to round up. Chloe is an adopted Chinese daughter, the first of the celebrity adoption craze, with a movie star mother and a (fading) rock star dad. The press watches her every move, especially when her parents are on the rocks. Chloe goes undercover at a public (the horrors!) high school and is on a mission to find her biological family. This is the kind of teen chick lit I like ...
Deirdre
This was a fun book about a teenager who has spent her entire life in the spotlight. Chloe-Grace was adopted from China when she was a baby - by a rock star and an Oscar-winning actress! Sick of the spotlight, she goes to a regular public school, pretending to be an average kid. It was a bit short, but pretty funny, and overall I thought it was a good book.
Susie
May 18, 2009 Susie marked it as to-read
this book was written by a dear friend of mine and I am SUPER-excited to read it. It just came out, so if you're looking for some Y/A to read this summer, or you actually know a Young Adult who needs something good to read, please pick up "Exclusively Chloe" and let me know what you think!
Alicia
I liked this book, but it seemed that the book ended quickly for me. I would have liked Chloe to form more of a relationship with her brother and parents before the book ended.
Lesley
I have seriously read three other books with this exact.same.premise.

Can we come up with something new for our fictional starlets, please?
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J.A. Yang enjoys board games, karaoke, and strong wireless signals. His favorite font is Enviro. Originally from San Diego, he travels around looking for spare couches to sleep on. He's authored a few books, been published online here and there, and wonders why no one mourns the wicked. He believes in the power of self-respect and achieves through the power of Grayskull.

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