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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

REVIEW for Chloe Doe

Thank you, thank you Miriam - you are wonderful!

TITLE: Chloe Doe

AUTHOR: Suzanne Phillips


RATING: 4 Stars

Chloe Doe is a very difficult book to read - because it truly portrays and reflects how difficult life can be for some people. As we open this YA novel, we get to hear the voice of Chloe who is now at The Madeleine Parker Institute for Girls. Chloe is 17 years old, but has lived enough heartache and horrors for many lifetimes. On the surface, Chloe appears to be just another girl gone wild, but as she is encouraged to open up, by her therapist, we slowly come to understand many of the reasons behind Chloe's actions.

Why she left her home and how she has come to resent her mother who decided to stand by an abusive stepfather who has been accused of horrible things. In a frank, unflinching voice, Chloe tells us what it is like to be an unwanted person in this world, especially when you are not permitted to rely on the people who are supposed to care for you and make you safe. As Chloe opens up - you feel her emotions - dread, fear, resentment, but most of all you feel her sadness - and although she never says it, I asked myself "why?" how was it that I was lucky enough to be born to a mother who was there for me and she was not?

While this is a novel, this story could be about any number of teenagers who are out there on the street right now.

I loved this YA book and recommend it to everyone. This is a clear voice that needs to be heard.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Wow this sounds like a very good and powerful book!

cindysloveofbooks said...

Sounds like a really good book.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Awesome review. I've heard a bit about this and it does sound amazing. I really hope to read it soon.


Kristie said...

Ohhh... this sounds like a wonderful book!! I am going to add this to my list!

Sue A. said...

Our youth shapes who we become as adults. Not having had an ideal childhood I think I could relate to Chloe.

Reyna Meinhardt said...

Wow, this sounds like such a wonderful, touching book. Thanks for the review!

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