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Kelso's January 2020 pick, 1 of 2
There's a saying that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and this debut novel shows how much that saying rings true. The novel centers around Emira, a 25 year old black female babysitter and her rich white female employer, Alix. The story begins with Emira being accused of kidnapping when she is at a high end grocery store with her employer's daughter; a little white girl. The novel progresses into Alix attempting (and failing) to "make things right" while trying to befriend Emira in the process.
Kiley beautifully weaves difficult yet necessary topics about race, class, white savoirism, and privilege into an incredibly accessible narrative. The characters are very well developed - every character in this book are well meaning but incredibly flawed, and the plot is excellently paced. I highly recommend this for a great book club pick.
“When I attempted to write a review for Such a Fun Age, I was at a loss for words. How could I encapsulate how Kiley Reid’s startling debut perfectly captured what it means to be a woman? The societal pressure, the self-doubt, the perseverance, the constant comparison — all of it was perfectly represented through Reid’s two wonderfully flawed and captivating leads. Follow Emira and Alix, two women on seemingly incongruous paths who find themselves searching for purpose and an authentic sense of self. Such a Fun Age tackles complex issues — race, gender, economic status, and the intersection of them all — yet remains accessible. You will not want to put this book down; when you do, you’ll be itching to pick it back up again.”
— Gennifer Eccles, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
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