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Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  3,040 ratings  ·  410 reviews
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 s ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Harry N. Abrams
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Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was ok

Quick Note: I think I did this book a great injustice reading it straight after I'd finished The Queen of Attolia. No book really stood a chance after that.
So I feel I must apologise to Ms Coriell.

I hate writing reviews for books like this.
Because this book was OK.
It wasn’t atrocious and it wasn’t fantastic.
It was just OK.
The writing was great and the teen dialogue didn’t seemed forced not did it try too hard to be “with it”. Something that I feel  is always a plus because so many YA contem
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Oh, Chloe. If I came across you on a street corner (most likely while you were dressed in your burrito costume), I’d probably scurry past giving you the side-eye.

But secretly I’d be wishing I’d had your kind of enthusiasm.

This basically sums up my feelings about Welcome Caller This Is Chloe. It’s an earnest, fun, enthusiastic book – but, ah, not really me, as much as I wanted to love it.

The story follows perpetually positive, extroverted Chloe as she stumbles down the social ladder, n
Oct 26, 2011 rated it liked it
This book exceeded all of my expectations.

I should probably explain that I almost never truly enjoy “fun” and “fluffy” reads. I am that person who’s basically a constant rain on everyone else’s parade. I am that person who writes underwhelmed reviews for everyone’s gushy, romantic favorite. When a goodreads friend joked that me and my two readalong buddies were the Powerpuff Girls, I thought that was actually a very good predictor for how this readalong would go:

I am Buttercup…through and
Dec 16, 2011 rated it liked it
There are some reviews that come real easily that before you know it, you’re reviews already done. But this review for Welcome Caller this is Chloe was so difficult to write. I think it was largely because after finishing it I was still in two minds about how I felt about it. On the one hand it was funny and full of laugh out loud moments and then at other times I kept questioning myself why am I still reading this?

Chloe finds herself in a tough spot, her two best friends Merce and Brie don’t wa
Jan 11, 2012 rated it liked it
This book starts with 16-year-old Chloe Camden willingly and cheerfully dressed in a burrito costume so, naturally, this book started with me rolling my eyes at Chloe Camden. I'm not the only one as Chloe's best friends are freezing her out for reasons unknown to her. She figures this will blow over and returns to more pressing concerns, namely her Brad Pitt-loving grandmother dealing with the onset of Parkinson's and her Junior Independent Study Project (JISP) being rejected by the new school c ...more
This review first appeared here on my blog.

Welcome Caller, This is Chloe is the first book I've given five stars to this year and it earned every one of those stars! I was first drawn to this book by the interesting colours used on the cover and I just had to know more. The description sounded so unique and unlike anything I'd read before- I'm always on the look out for an idea that is different to everything I've read before and this book certainly delivered on that!

I will admit that I was not
Stephanie (Stepping Out Of The Page)
When the first line of a novel is 'I loved being a burrito', you could easily guess that you're in for quite a different read! I didn't instantly love this book or the main character - it did take a little while to get into, especially as a British reader - there was quite a few americanisms and slang - but once I'd read a few chapters, I was easily drawn into this easy to read page turner.

When we meet our protagonist, Chloe, for the first time, she is standing on a street, dressed as a burrito
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I shouldn't even have liked this book, but I really do. Sure, Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe has more than its share of flaws and Chloe's clueless and shallow and obsessed with shoes, but she's just so enthusiastic and means well, it's infectious. I think my grinchy little heart grew two or three sizes bigger while reading this. And anyone who knows me also knows that's no mean feat.

My rating's probably definitely inflated by how much I loved Chloe as a character though. She's the kind of over t

I seriously love the characters in this book - especially Chloe! :)


First read:

I didn't quite know what to expect from this book but I really enjoyed it, more than I thought I would.

Chloe Camden's best friends are acting strange and her new guidance councillor has rejected Chloe's proposal for her independent study. Instead Chloe is forcesd to join the failing radio station. Chloe is initially met with hostility, especially from radio-lover Clementine but things start to look up for her
A.G. Howard
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book! And I'll never look at a Mexican cantina the same again. Or burritos. Or vintage shoes. Or hand-knitted scarves. Chloe was such a loveable protagonist! I was rooting for her from page one. :)
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Audrey Wait, The Naughty List
Recommended to Fred by: Netgalley
Chloe Camdem is a girl of large enthusiasms and small self-consciousness. She's pretty, popular, and the youngest child of a large, happy and wealthy family of doctors (who are all a bit too busy for her, actually). Despite those trappings of entitlement, Chloe's the kind of girl who's not too cool to enthusiastically wear a burrito costume advertising the Mexican restaurant where she works and finds friendship, inspiration and guidance. She also spends lots of time with her grandmother, whose f ...more
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was glad to get an ARC of this book. It's a refreshing change from a lot of the dark, angsty teen books out there. Even though Chloe is dealing with some hard issues like back-stabbing friends and her grandma's failing health, Chloe handles the situations without the self-pity and dreariness you'd find in most books. I look forward to reading many more books by Shelley Coriel.
I ADORE THIS BOOK! It's such a cute, easy read and I highly recommend it for the spring/summer time. I like Chloe's personality, all bubbly and fun, and her character arc. The events that happened in the book was realistic and pinched my heart! +1 for Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review also posted on my blog: The Book Barbies

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe was not what I expected and that's a good thing! Going into the book, I thought it's going to be a cute, fun one sitting read and while yes it was fun, cute and I finished it a few hours, Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe still managed to weave serious issues into it's plot while still remaining to be a light read, A perfect balance between fun and meaningful!

Chloe has lost her best friends, her five brothers are away at
Originally posted at

**A review copy was provided by Amulet Books (thank you!!)**

"Sometimes change sneaks up on you, carried in on the breath of spring, sliding through the sun-soaked waves of summer, breezing along the whisper and crackle of fall. Other times change prefers a more direct route. It comes down fast and hard. Wham! Like a ginormous hammer."

Chloe Camden's purrrrfect (as her counselor would say it!) life, has taken a change... seemingly for th
Oh, Chloe Camden, I think if you were a real person, you and I would likely be good friends. To be honest, Chloe would likely be friends with many people given the rather bubbly, infectiously spirited attitude towards life that she has. She's a cool character, maybe a little on the side of being too talkative, too brutally honest, and maybe too willing to jump ahead into any situation that strikes her fancy.

At least one can say that her heart's in the right place and that she means well.

So what'
Cheyenne Williams
I just want to give the cover artist for this book a vivacious round of applause. The colors, the clarity, the set-up, all make this cover pop. I can already tell this will be one of my favorite covers of the year.

What I liked:
Chloe has personality, that much is for sure. I respected her because even when it seemed like her life was seriously messed up sometimes, she kept on going. She didn't throw a pity party when her friends went AWOL on her or when troubled brewed at home or when her junior
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Returning to school after Winter break Chloe finds herself outcast by her friends. The subject of rumors, gossip and maliciousness, even her best friends turn against her. Not only does Chloe have to cope with the dramatic change in her social status but to top to all off she has to find a new Independent Study Project (ISP) or fail the course.

At first Chloe comes across as completely self absorbed and shallow. Although I have to mention that I adored her vintage shoe fetish, this alone sets her
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I adore Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe. I love the writing style, the characters, the cover, the story. It's unique, different, fun, and real.

Chloe is the type of person everyone loves to be around. That is until her best friends block her out and start spreading rumors about her. The whole school acts as if she has a plague. With no friends, Chloe doesn't know what to do with herself. She's gone from being the center of the universe to a lone tumbleweed twirling in a barren desert. She doesn'
Tabby -  Shattered Hearts Reviews
Original Review - http://interestedmindsreviews.blogspo...

This time, I decided to try something out of my comfort zone. We all know I normally go for the romantic suspense - hot men on the book cover - make you sweat type of books. I will say, I am glad that I decided to stray. This books was well worth the read! I couldn't be more happier with it.

Here you have Chloe, who is facing something we have all gone through at some point in our lives. She is dealing with a family that is trying to make
Stephanie A.
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I expected this to be a glitzy read, and was surprised by the amount of heart lurking beneath it. Much like Clementine, I expected the main character to be insincere, all fluff and no substance, but she was more like one of those busy popular girls who turns out to be really nice as soon as you talk to her alone. The most aggravating person was the guidance counselor; I wanted to slap everyone involved with "JISP" long before the end (I'm an adult and still aggravated by such pretentious and unr ...more
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This story reminded me a lot of Shrinking Violet, except unlike Teresa from the other book, I quite liked Chloe. She's chirpy and cheerful and doesn't lose her confidence even in face of troubles. I loved her role as the peppy new RJ of their school's dying radio station.

The only things that stopped me from giving it four stars is the ending, considering how their radio station caught fire, her new friends instantly abandoned her (though they do realise their mis
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
Words hurt, whether whispered in hallways, written in frosty pink lipstick on your locker, or keyed in over pictures on blog pages. They knocked you over, pummeled you, and left you with a bleeding heart.

Queen of the Universe. That's Chloe Camden in the eyes of the people on her school - until after their winter break. She finds out that life becomes more difficult with her bestfriends not talking to her , the whole school avoiding her as if she is carrying an epidemic, the nasty rumors floating
4.5 Stars

wow! i am gonna have to think about this one. Chloe was so irritatingly self-absorbed most of the time but there were so many other things that i really loved. There are so many things i need the wrap my head around still.
not even sure how i am gonna rate it... might still bump it up or down.

9/9/12 finally got my review together;

This book is ALL about Chloe. I can state with utter certainty that if you don't like her, you won't like this book. So let me warn you, Chloe is rather self-
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Chloe's friends' complaints definitely have merit. Chloe is kind of annoying and self-obsessed. They definitely were right about that. Under most circumstances, she would be difficult to stomach as a narrator. She's such a brat, but one who thinks she's such a sweetie and so caring. No, honey. Just no. I prefer for selfish brats to OWN it. Like I do. Just sayin'. I mean, there's this scene where she calls one of her former BFs to try to figure out what's going on and she spends forever on the ph ...more
"People need best friends." I waved my arms in the air. "Like oxygen. Without friends I'd die. I'd be all alone."

Chloe Camden is used to being the center of attention. She has a big personality and a good heart, and because of that she's pretty popular. But then her best friends suddenly turn on her, and Chloe, an extrovert who thrives when in a crowd, is alone. She ends up joining her school's radio station, which is at risk for going belly-up. Despite the fact that the students running the
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Need a friend? Call Chloe. How about a laugh? Enter Chloe with joke book in hand.

Chloe was the queen of her universe. She has family that adores her, crazy grandma that is always up for Brad Pitt movies day, and two best friends that have been her friend for such a long time. Then everything crashes. Her older brother leaves her for college, her mother and grandma are in third world war, and Chloe’s best friends dump her because they consider her fail as a friend. In addition, there is
Pooja (On books!)
Review originally posted here


I love the cover! It's bright and colourful and very Chloe!


"People need best friends." I waved my arms in the air. "Like oxygen. Without friends I'd die. I'd be all alone."

A lot can change over one summer. Chloe finds this out the hard way as she skips across the road, dressed up as a burrito for her job at Dos Hermanas while wearing vintage shoes to meet her friend Brie and Brie startles her with harsh words and a quit exit. When the school year begins, C
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
[review originally posted on Rather Be Reading]

I was immediately pulled into Chloe’s world – she was quirky, funny, and used to being in the spotlight. The first scene takes place at Dos Hermanas where she’s on the streets handing out coupons to passerby dressed as a burrito wearing a pair of vintage shoes. If there are two things you should know about me, Magan, it’s this:

The way to my heart is through Mexican food. (All the talk and similes about Mexican food had my mouth watering.)

-My heart b
Jan 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Read the complete and original review at Word Spelunking

I’m having the hardest time writing this review about Shelly Coriell’s Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe, because I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it. It wasn’t fantastic, it wasn’t awful.
*le sigh*

Chloe Camden has a big personality and heart to match. With her red curls, vintage shoes and sparkle Chloe is liked by everyone and with her big, happy family she has it pretty good. Until her two BF’
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