(Very short!) Review for Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest thoughts.

(I mean, I still ended up waiting until it was out and borrowing the audiobook from my library. But still, I’m grateful.)


Okay, folks. There is so much I loved about this book.

1. The fact that the characters. Actually. COMMUNICATE. Though there is misunderstanding, it’s not necessarily because of miscommunication, and it’s resolved by talking more. I flipping love when people talk to each other.

2. The mental health rep is *chef’s kiss*. I was surprised by how much Red’s brain made sense to me and I loved getting to read from his perspective. I cannot speak to the other forms of rep (Chloe is black, fat, and chronically ill) but I know the first and I believe the second and third are own-voices. If you’re interested in an own-voices chronic illness review, I would highly recommend Destiny’s.

3. Talia Hibbert’s signature humor and wit is on full display throughout the book.

The only thing I would say that isn’t praise is that it didn’t stick with me much after I read it; I enjoyed the experience, but it left my head soon after finishing. To be fair, I don’t think that’s on the book so much as on my brain being a squishy vat of applesauce lately.

All in all, five very happy stars.


And that’s it? If you’ve got any readalikes I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

Author: SeeOwlRead

They/She. I’m a queer reviewer and librarian.

One thought on “(Very short!) Review for Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert”

  1. D’awww thank you for the link. ❤ I'm so glad you loved this one. It's funny because with most of Talia's books, the love interest is the one I keep coming back to – I always feel like her heroes are SO GOOD??? – but with this one, it's Chloe herself, and I love that. 😍

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