Imagine waking up in a hospital room, unable to remember how you
got there-or to recognize your drop-dead-gorgeous husband. Once
you're home, you find that your closet is packed with fabulous
designer clothes, in a size that only models can squeeze into. Your
body is flawless, and your Louis Vuitton handbag contains enough
cash and credit to buy even more accessories for your posh life.
Your husband is a multimillionaire. How will you ever sort out the
truth about who you really are? This is the quandary faced by Lexi
Smart in the latest romp from #1 bestselling novelist Sophie
Kinsella. Brimming with the wit, charm and optimism that have made
her previous books wildly popular around the globe,
will have your reading group cheering
for Lexi at every glamorous turn.
The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to
enhance your reading of Sophie Kinsella's Remember
We hope they will enrich your experience of this
1. What were your theories about what had happened to Lexi? How
did your first guesses change when you learned more about the
aftermath of her father's funeral?
2. What were the best and worst parts of Lexi's life before she
broke up with Loser Dave?
3. If you were to go through an experience like Lexi's, waking
up in the midst of your own life but not recalling anything about
it, what quirks or secrets might you encounter? What would an
Eric-style manual to your life look like?
4. Would you have been willing to stay with Eric in order to
live in such a state-of-the art residence, with high-end clothing,
sporty cars, and other status symbols? Would you have resorted to
Lexi's turnaround in order to save your mother from financial
5. What are the plusses and minuses of having a fabulous body
like Lexi's? Were her carb-free ways worth it?
6. What does Remember Me? say about healthy
versus destructive ambition? What separates those who would use the
entertainment system's disco feature every night and those who
(like Eric) would see it as an absurd waste of time?
7. What accounts for the insensitive behavior of Lexi's mother?
Is her personality the result or the cause of Lexi's father's wild
side? If you had been Lexi's mother, would you have withheld the
truth from your daughter?
8. How does Lexi interact with her feisty younger sister,
9. Give Lexi a pop-science medical diagnosis. Why was she unable
to recall anything that happened between the night she fell while
hailing a taxi and the day she woke up? What was significant about
the novel's opening scene? Why might her mind have rejected all
events that occurred afterward?
10. Discuss the comments made by Lexi's friends after she tried
to make amends, when they admitted that they respected her even
though she was a tough boss. Who are the best bosses? What is the
ideal way to motivate co-workers? Could you stand it if your best
friend became your boss?
11. Would you have trusted Jon? Did he handle the situation
well, or did he badger Lexi to the point of seeming dodgy?
12. How did your opinion of Lexi's father shift as you read to
the end? Did he have any heroic traits? Was his materialism worse
13. What does Lexi's plan for the carpeting coup prove about
getting ahead in business? Which traits will get you better
returns: creativity or financial sense? Ingenuity or
14. Discuss the closing scene on the terrace. What is your best
memory or fantasy of a secret code that would unite you and a
lover? What do you predict for Jon and Lexi's future? What will
become of Eric?
15. What would the characters in Sophie Kinsella's other novels
think of Lexi Smart and her predicament? What refreshing outlook on
life do all of Kinsella's heroines share?