‘Such a Fun Age’ Review

Hi All,

I recently had the pleasure of reading this wonderful book by the author Kiley Reid. What a fantastic book this was to read. I was actually gifted this book from a book company in exchange for a review, so here we go!

About the author

Kiley Reid is originally from Philadelphia and many of her short stories have been published over in America in works such as Ploughshares, December, New South and Lumina. Kiley also earned her MFA from the lowa Writers Workshop, where she taught creative writing and won the Truman Capote Fellowship.

Kiley Read is also on social media, so I will leave her links down below in this blog post.


“When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she is actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alex, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix’s desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know- about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege.”

(Taken from the book blurb on “Such a Fun Age”)

I read this book, wholeheartedly not knowing what to expect, but I loved it! This book tells of two strong, highly independent women who try not to let anything such as race or their different beliefs get in the way of how they want to live their lives.

I feel that this book with its many twists and turns is very current with the way that todays world is and how people are lead to being, especially with each other and in their different communities. The fact that people are still under the impression that women aren’t capable of doing the man things that men are capable of just because they are women, this book prooves all that wrong!

So nice to read a book that is so relevant and contemporary taking todays views into account. If any of you have the wondrous pleasure of reading this book please do and let me know what you think about it in the comments box below.

You can follow the author Kiley Reid on her socials at: Twitter- @kileyreid and visit her website: http://www.kileyreid.com

Much Love Always

Jem xx

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