Becoming Chloe

Title

Becoming Chloe

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780375832581

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

600L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homelessness; Family violence; Gay/Lesbian; homeless teenagers; abusive father; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

none

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2006
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2006
Rainbow List, 2008 Young Adult Fiction
Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2009 Journey Destination

Keywords

rape; cross-country adventure; trauma; homophobia; fugitives; New York; monuments

Diversity Impact

direct

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