Book Review: Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde

25 June 2011
Title: Becoming Chloe
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date: March 28th 2006
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780375832581
Source: Library
Purchase: Becoming Chloe

Summary from GoodReads:

Becoming Chloe

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.

Over the last day and a half I have been letting my 9 year old daughter play on a site called Globworld.  I am really strict with what games and places she can see when she is on her computer, so normally I'll play around on whatever website she wants to go to before I will let her on it.  I sat for an hour going through the games, videos and even the forum they have on the site.Let's just say that I LOVE the site. Right now there are a total of 6 games kids can play, and all of them teach something. Harm's favorite game is Rasta Rays and to me it is like a bejeweled game, but she is learning to make orders of specific fruit for her customers!