Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Meet Jordy. He’s on his own in New York City. Nobody to depend on; nobody depending on him. And it’s been working fine.Until this girl comes along. She’s 18 and blond and pretty–her world should be perfect. But she’s seen things no one should ever see in their whole life–the kind of things that break a person. She doesn’t seem broken, though. She seems . . . innocent. Like she doesn’t know a whole lot. Only sometimes she does.The one thing she knows for sure is that the world is an ugly place. Now her life may depend on Jordy proving her wrong. So they hit the road to discover the truth–and there’s no going back from what they find out.This deeply felt, redemptive novel reveals both the dark corners and hidden joys of life’s journey–and the remarkable resilience of the human soul.

This was an inconceivable novel. Profound and seductive. It was an prodigious. I laughed and felt tears crimp my eyes. The meaning of this novel had a huge impact on myself. The beginning of the novel was so dark and ghastly. After the middle of the novel it started looking up into what you know the world like. It's beautiful with a ton of nice people in it, but there are also terrible people. This read tells both sides of the world.

Jordan, aka Jordy, is a great narrator, he's very interesting and has a dark past. The way he takes care of Chloe, whom he doesn't even really know, she just practically got dumped on him, is a love like no other. Chloe's personality is so unique and so eccentric and compelling. She's a smart girl, who around Jordy seems so child-like and fragile. She's had such a rough past she doesn't even know when something good happens or when something bad happens. It's like Jordy decided that she is his sick, depressed sister. It's really intriguing.

Catherine Ryan Hyde writes a masterpiece of words that means something so colossal. She writing is superb and it really impressed me. I can't wait to read her honest other work.

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