By Shelley Coriell
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release: May 1, 2012
Buy the Book: Amazon
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 struggling with her beloved Grams’s mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.
Tens List with Author Shelley Coriell!
Top Ten Movies of 1939
1. Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Robert Donat who beat out Clark Gable, Laurence Olivier, and Jimmy Stewart for Best Actor.
2. Rules of the Game
Wealthy French socialites and servants.
3. The Women
With an all-star, all-woman cast (Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford). Girl power!
John Ford’s masterpiece starring a young John Wayne and a stagecoach full of misfits…picture a Western version of The Breakfast Club.
5. Gone With the Wind
One word: epic.
6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The ordinary man triumphs over ruthless politicians in Frank Capra’s classic political comedy-drama. Jimmy Stewart nails honor and integrity.
7. Wizard of Oz
A visual feast.
8. Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë’s classic Gothic romance.
9. Gunga Din
With rousing action and adventure.
AKA, the film where Greta Garbo laughed.
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