Becoming Chloe

Becoming Chloe

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By (author) Catherine Ryan Hyde

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 22mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 26 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0375832580
  • ISBN 13: 9780375832581
  • Sales rank: 1,013,768

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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.

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Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of two other young adult novels, "The Day I Killed James "and "The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance," as well as several adult novels. She lives in California. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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"Tender, amazingly hopeful and only occasionally sentimental. . . .Vibrant and heartbreaking.""--Kirkus Reviews, "Starred "The powerful questions about responsibility and forgiveness will affect readers, as will the characters who make their own family, and in doing so, find love, hope, and deep friendship.""--Booklist" "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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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.