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Becoming Chloe

par Catherine Ryan Hyde

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A gay teenage boy and a fragile teenage girl meet while living on the streets of New York City and eventually decide to take a road trip across America to discover whether or not the world is a beautiful place.
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This is the sweetest book I've read in quite some time. A YA novel about two homeless teens/almost adults struggling to survive in NYC. Jordy rescues Chloe from a gang rape, and continues to keep her under his care. She is a sad soul who has endured years of horrendous abuse and who needs care. Jordy is gay, sometimes selling himself to make money to help Chloe. It is always about Chloe. He is a selfless young man.
The two embark on a road trip across the U.S. to find beautiful things; to find joy in living, brings them into contact with people who are caring and giving.
It's a beautiful story. ( )
  RobertaLea | Aug 13, 2021 |
Beautifully told YA story of hope and redemption. Crisp, clean, immediate prose. Great depth of character/situations. I know the writing is exceptional when I want to stay with the characters every minute until the book ends. ( )
  KatyPye | Oct 14, 2013 |
I am really starting to like the YA books that are being told from the guys point of view. Becoming Chloe was an impulse pickup from the library based solely on the cover ( I know I shouldn't do that), but I am so glad that I grabbed it. We meet Jordan "Jordy" at the beginning while he is listening to someone having sex; he soon realizes that it really isn't consensual and that there is a rape keeping him awake.
Enter Wanda"Chloe" Johnston, she was the girl being raped and as she drops into the cellar that Jordy has been squatting in they end up forming a tentative friendship.
Chloe as she becomes known puts off this simpleminded vibe, like even though something is bad, she just doesn't get it ( take the rape for example). Jordy then becomes ill and even though you would think that Chloe wouldn't know what to do, she gets the medication that he needs to make him feel a little better. After she takes care of Jordy they run into a few problems with having the money to support themselves and Jordy does what he feels he needs to just to make sure they survive. They end up close to Jordy's home and we get to meet his parents ( and I use that term lightly). His mom and dad don't like that Jordy is gay and apparently the head would that caused Jordy so many problems in the beginning is due to one of his parents 9 you can probably guess which one).
I really don't want to give too much more away, but Jordy and Chloe end up staying with this old man and his dog until both of them pass on. Then Jordy sets out to show Chloe that the world is beautiful, and during this time they see so much. While Driving across the country they meet a few nice people and then when their truck breaks down they meet even nicer people that give them rides. I really liked when they arrived in Kentucky ( could be because I live there), they met some amazing people and I have to say that Randy Banyan may have been one of my favorite people that they met.
I loved how the book took me to all the places that I have never seen and I got to see the beauty in the world right along with Chloe and Jordan. Though they do run into some "ugly" out there, the book wouldn't be real without it. The ending of the book left me confused and wanting to know more, so that is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.(less) ( )
  chaoticbooklover | Sep 23, 2011 |
I ordered Becoming Chloe last year at the Random Buzzer store and so glad I did. This was a really great book.

Jordy has been on his own in NYC for a while. Then he meet a girl 'Chloe' whom now he feels responsible for. She is an unusual girl who has seen things people do not normally see. Their bond grows so much after the adventure that they have been through. They are both just trying to move on from the life they left and be on their own.

This was an insightful novel. I kept wanting to know what was going to happen to Jordy and Chloe and were they would end up. It is sad to see that Jordy felt he had to leave his home because his family did not accept who he was. I am glad that they both found each other and were able to get through this together. ( )
  sb631 | Aug 11, 2011 |
When Jordy meets Chloe, he can tell she is different--damaged. She acts childlike most of the time, almost slow, but other times she reveals intelligence and insight. One doctor tells Jordy it might be a defense mechanism for some terrible trauma. Jordy, though, has problems of his own. Like Chloe, he is a runaway and homeless. But Jordy decides he must take care of Chloe and as her trust in him builds and her defenses slip away, Chloe wonders if there is any point to life at all. Jordy takes it upon himself to show Chloe the beauty of the world and they begin a journey across the United States that will reveal both the beauty and the ugliness of the world and, more importantly, the strengths they each have to embrace the good and confront the bad. I recommend this for mature readers. There are some situations at the beginning of the book that are graphic. ( )
  elizabethholloway | Nov 10, 2010 |
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