Monday, June 8, 2009

Becoming Chloe - Catherine Ryan Hyde

RATING: 4.5/5

This is a powerful book.

Becoming Chloe opens with Jordy a gay homeless teen prostitute, witnessing a rape taking place. Jordy rescues the young girl--the book focuses on the building friendship of the two. Jordy sets out to show Chloe that not everything in the world is bad--the two go on a road trip to see the beautiful things of the world. Of course not everything is as easy as it sounds, the two find themselves in some crazy (sometimes terrifying) situations.

By reading the book you can tell that Hyde knows her characters well--giving hints of their pasts. Just enough to keep the reader satisfied but not to give everything away. I hardly spend one day reading a review book--but I could not put this book down once I got past the first three chapters.

The book is raw and true and you can easily connect with the characters and their mission regardless who you are. If you are looking for an amazing quick read this book is for you!

I would add this book to my "Books To Read Before You Die List"--If I had one*.

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 rating!


Thao said...

This one is on my wishlist. It's really cool, I love raw and true stories.

Paradox said...

This book sounds really interesting! I'll be looking for it in my local libraries.

Alexa said...

Thanks for the great review! This book sounds great. I might have to go out and get a copy now.

Alley Of Books said...

Wow if its on your "Books To Read Before You Die List"
I would deff want to read it!
Thanks Dev!