6.15.2008

Book Review: Chloe Doe

Chloe Doe by Suzanne Phillips

I picked up an ARC of this novel eons again, but somehow never got around to reading it, so I added it to my YA weekend stack, and found it the most disappointing of all I read this weekend.

This is basically James Frey's Million Little Pieces, but for the YA set. Chloe is a former prostitute now in a detention center, forced to sit in therapy and earn points for a hairbrush or toothpaste. Naturally, there is family drama that drove her to the streets, but the story is telegraphed from the very first page.

This seems pretty hardcore for most YA novels - racier language and topics than most - but even so, it just didn't resonate with me. I mostly just wanted it to be over, which is never a good sign.

This might be a good fit for something, just not for me...

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