Get A Life, Chloe Brown
By Talia Hibbert
Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.
- Did you enjoy this book? Rate it out of 5.
- Talk about Chloe’s life before she had her near-death experience. Then consider her list: what do you think of it?
- Have you ever had a list similar to Chloe’s, if not so concrete as hers, then at least some vaguely unformed ideas of what your life could be… but isn’t? We also call the lists “bucket lists,” which many of us have. What’s yours?
- Chloe Brown lives with chronic pain, discuss the difficulties of living with chronic pain – how would it affect your outlook on life?
- What keeps Chloe and Red apart at first; then, when they finally meet face to- face while rescuing a cat, what draws them together? How do their opinions of one another change once they get to know one another and spend more time together?
- Chloe has fibromyalgia. Do you know anyone, or perhaps yourself, who has fibromyalgia? Consider, especially the lack of knowledge of some diseases, and sometimes the complete dismissal, on the part of medical professionals. Have you ever been dismissed by a medical professional?
- Discuss Chloe’s relationship with her sisters. Are they positive?
- What do you think of all the friends and lovers (e.g., Henry) who deserted Chloe? Given the lack of a specific diagnosis, and the diseases, had you been her friend, would you have stuck by her? Might you have considered her a tiresome hypochondriac or attention seeker?
- Did you enjoy this genre? Would you read more books by this author?
- This is the first book in a series – the next is around her sister Dani, what do you think that story holds?