Such A Fun Age

Author:

Kiley Read

Title:

Such A Fun Age

Publisher:

Nataka Books Reviews: 

Such A Fun Age

This book is about racism and white privilege. These are every day things that women of color deal with in this country; sad I know but REAL.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit slow after the first chapter but then it got real interesting in the middle and the ending was great. The book flips between Emira and Alix's perspective. Even though I had major issues with the characters, I loved the storyline and the author's writing style.


--review by @Hillsreads blogging at https://hillysreads.wordpress.com/

Nataka Books Full Review: 

Such A Fun Age

Such a Fun Age is about a 25 year old black women named Emira who babysits for a white women named Alix Chamberlain; this story takes place in Philadelphia.

One night, Alix calls Emira to come and get Briar (Alix two year old daughter), an incident had happened and Alix wanted Briar out of the house for a bit. Emira is out partying with her friends when Alix calls so she is a little worried about the way she is dressed but decides to go help out anyways. Emira comes and gets Briar and takes her to a local grocery store to walk around. A security officer at the store stops Emira and accuses her of kidnapping Briar and starts questioning and harassing her. Emira leaves the incident unscathed by calling Mr. Chamberlain. A man named Kelley gets the whole incident on tape but doesn't share it because Emira doesn't want it to get out.

Alix wants to have a relationship with Emira after this incident happens but her intentions seemed to be quite obsessive. She would always think about Emira, kinda like she was trying too hard to want to impress her. Wanting to know everything about her life. Alix was crazy from the start and I was quite annoyed with her way of thinking and how she kepted referring to Emira as 'hers'.

This book is about racism and white privilege. These are every day things that women of color deal with in this country; sad I know but REAL.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit slow after the first chapter but then it got real interesting in the middle and the ending was great. The book flips between Emira and Alix's perspective. Even though I had major issues with the characters, I loved the storyline and the author's writing style.


--review by @Hillsreads blogging at https://hillysreads.wordpress.com/