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Such a Fun Age
Such a Fun Age
Author: Kiley Reid
A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. — Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780525541905
ISBN-10: 052554190X
Publication Date: 1/7/2020
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Fantastic book. Emira (African American) is a nanny for a privileged wealthy white woman. When she is in the grocery store with the 3 year old the store owner thinks she is kidnapping the child. A bystander makes a video . . . which is later released without Emira's consent. And there is the fallout from that and how it affects everyone lives. But there is more than just the story of race relations here although that is a big part of the story. There is also loneliness, and confusion, and love (especially Emira's love for the little girl she babysits), and coming of age, and romantic relationships, and learning to stand up for yourself, and just a really good page turning story with characters you love and root for and other characters who are evil. Good drama.