Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
personal copy; all opinions are my own
I decided to pick up Get a Life, Chloe Brown in July because it’s Disability Pride Month. Chloe suffers from fibromyalgia, which is something I also have. While I don’t have the exact same issues or coping mechanisms that Chloe does, I still really loved hearing about fibromyalgia and chronic pain. It’s not easy having an invisible illness, and I think Hibbert did a wonderful job showing this.
Along with Chloe, there is Red. Chloe and him have a rather antagonistic relationship at first, but slowly become friends, and then more. I really loved Red. He was great with Chloe’s illness; he was always trying to help other people; and I loved the humor and banter between him and Chloe.
However, one of the biggest things I liked about Red is that he has his own battles to fight – namely mental health issues after having left an abusive relationship. And can I just say that it’s SO refreshing to have the guy be the one abused? Because it happens!! It happens a lot more than people probably realize, and so many men just hide or lie because of the shame and stigma.
At any rate, this was a fun read. I felt it moved a bit slow in the beginning, but it seemed to pick up as the book went on. I am curious to read the next two books – featuring the other Brown sisters.
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