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Chloe Doe

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.com

    CHLOE DOE is a wrenching, unflinching portrayal of a girl on the fringes of society. On and off the street since the age of eleven, having worked as a prostitute for most of that time, seventeen-year-old Chloe has little patience for the attempts of The Madeline Parker Institute for Girls to reform her. However, as she speaks with the institute's "shrink" and starts to bond with the other girls, she realizes there may be more to life than what she's assumed is her lot. <BR/><BR/>Chloe, who narrates the story in chapters set in the institute and flashbacks to her life before she ran away from home, has a sharp, engaging voice that will grip readers quickly and bring them into her world. As her story unfolds, those shocked by her situation will come to understand it. Despite her untouchable front, Chloe slowly reveals all the pain and fear that lie underneath, making her sympathetic even though her outlook is so different from that of most teens. Her love for her older sister in particular makes her human and achingly believable. <BR/><BR/>The novel doesn't shy away from the harsh details of Chloe's life. Thankfully, it manages to relate her awful and sometimes tragic experiences without falling into melodrama or playing up for shock value. Everything is stated simply and directly. While the narrative rarely goes into graphic detail, enough is shown and the rest is skillfully implied to make it clear that Chloe's path has been far from an easy one. This makes her attempts to open up and escape her narrow, hopeless world-view all the more poignant and heroic. As the scenes in the present and the past lead up to the final revelation of what drove her from her home, the reader will be glued to the page. The ending, when it comes, is hopeful without being maudlin or unrealistic. <BR/><BR/>That realism, ultimately, is what makes CHLOE DOE worthwhile. It acknowledges both the good and the bad, letting readers make their own judgments about Chloe and her life. Many will find themselves wondering, how would they have reacted, if things had gone a similar way for them? Could they have done better? Could they, in the end, rise above it? Chloe's story will inspire them with the idea that no matter how far one falls, there is always hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2008

    Really, Really Sad

    This is most definatly the one of the saddest books I've ever read. It talks about 17-year-old Chloe Doe who is a teenage prostitute. She gets caught by the police and is sent to this girl's home to get better. There, she talks about her childhood, growing up with a slutty mother and a sister. She also talks about her meetings with the psychiatrist and the people she meets at this home 'mostly about a girl who she calls 'Niña' who had been having sex with her brother because he told her he was Jesus, she was Mary and they were saving the world'. I won't give away the ending, but it's heartwrentching and almost brought tears to my eyes, when I haven't cried reading a book since Johnny Cade and Dally Winston died in The Outsiders. Basically, if you're looking for fluff, stay far, far away from this book. But if you enjoy a good story, pick it up.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Could have been better

    It ended so quick

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Great read

    A great story about a teen over coming her painful past, really sad and heart warming at the same time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    A very emotional read

    I just finished readng this book yesterday and to say the least the ending made me think. Chloe is a strong,independent lead character with a horrible past. Her story is filled with abuse,neglect but in the end she finds the courage to make it right. I reccomend this story to anyone looking for an inspirational tale of a girl finding herself through her past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2009

    Magnetic Book, Fantastic Read.

    I read Chloe Doe a few weeks ago and i adored it. It is a captivating story of a former prostitute in an institute for troubled girls. Her story is told in flashbacks and through her theraphy sessions. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat, while forcing you to try to fit the puzzle pieces of the story together. I read the book in a day, it was phenomenal. I would recommend this book to anyone. :)

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