What I really loved about this book was Chloe. I read so many books about a shy, introverted main character who doesn't have a lot of friends or who is never noticed by any of her classmates. I know there are lots of girls like that out in the world, but there are also lots of confident and extroverted girls out there, too, who aren't getting represented much in YA. (Except as the foil to our shy, quiet main character, of course.) As I read this book I couldn't help but fall for exuberant Chloe and her wild shoe collection. This is a popular girl who isn't a bitch who runs into a problem and has a story about her...because popular girls are the center of their own stories just as much as the shy, quiet, bookish girls are. And I think their stories are just as interesting.
The voice in this novel is so quirky and fun, but it's not just frivolous; the story has some surprising heft to it. It has a really entertaining cast of characters, a fantastic voice, and a really sweet story at the heart of it. I had such a good time reading this book and being in Chloe's head. I'm so glad she had the chance to tell her story, and I'd love to read more stories about girls like her.
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