Such a Fun Age

Hi all,

Hope you are all doing really well, just thought I would pop on and put up another review for you all, to help you keep occupied whilst going through and reading many WordPress blogs, as I do when I am in need of some inspiration.

This book is one that I have had sat on the shelf for a couple of years now, never been read so I thought what better time to read it than when we are all in Lockdown over here in the UK?

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid covers a multitude of modern subjects in many different ways, mostly with race and colour in the centre of the entire plot. Which is really good, as even though this is a fictional book, it provides the reader with much needed information, when it comes to people of different ethnic minorities and the problems that they face.

Cover of ‘Such a Fun Age’

“When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, 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.”

Blurb of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Emira and Alix are two really strong women, both are inspirational in their own way. Alix is an established female entrepreneur and Emira is still young and doesn’t know which way to go with her life, neither of whom mean any harm to anyone. What this book really teaches to the reader is that while you may not mean any harm to anyone, sometimes you have to make choices and it’s the impact of those choices that people sometimes have to make which can have an impact on someone else.

The fact that Kiley got this across to the reader within her writing is amazing! Also the idea of how people in different ethnic diversities are still affected by certain things as well, really comes across in this book, there is so much more to this book than just the plot line.

Please let me know if you have read this book yet down in the comments below, as I would be very interested to see what you thought of it as well!

See you again next week with another review!

Lots of Love

Jem

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