Such a Fun Age


      Such a Fun Age
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 a living showing other women how to do the same A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence driven brand So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains toddler one night Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard at their local high end supermarket accuses Emira of kidnapping two year old Briar A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated Alix resolves to make it right.But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix s desire to help At twenty five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix s past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone family, the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason. Free Read Books Such a Fun Age Author Kiley Reid – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Such a Fun Age
  • Kiley Reid
  • 17 July 2017
  • 052554190X

10 thoughts on “ Such a Fun Age

  1. says:

    Wow The writing in this book is so light and breezy and easy to read that it can take a while to appreciate the depths the author takes us to in Such a Fun Age Combine the compelling writing with a cute font on the cover and this book is seriously deceiving You know, this book reminded me of some of the criticisms others and myself had about The Help I feel like I have to be careful here because even now, ten years later, there are people who love that book so much that they kiss it before Wow The writing in this book is so light and breezy and easy to read that it can take a while to appreciate the depths the author takes us to in Such a Fun Age Combine the compelling writing with a cute font on the cover and this book is seriously deceiving You know, this book reminded me of some of the criticisms others and myself had about The Help I feel like I have to be careful here because even now, ten years later, there are people who love that book so much that they kiss it before they go to bed each night But The Help h...

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    This is one of those books that s hard to review because I think if read quickly it would come across as just a good story Reading thisslowly it s revealed that there is muchto this book than just entertainment It highlights lots of racial issues, from two different points of view Alix is a successful, married white woman and Emira an undecided African American woman Alix discovered her talents quite quickly and has a thriving online business as well as lots of speaking This is one of those books that s hard to review because I think if read quickly it would come across as just a good story Reading thisslowly it s revealed that there is muchto this book than just entertainment It highlights lots of racial issues, from two different points of view Alix is a successful, married white woman and Emira an undecided African American woman Alix discovered her talents quite quickly and has a thriving online business as well as lots of speaking engagements.She and her husband now have what seems to be the good life She has one amazing, open hearted a...

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    Emira Tucker, an African American woman, was going to turn 26 years old next week..soon to get booted off her parents health insurance She s known for a while that her babysitting job for Alix and Peter Chamberlain white upper class couple with two small daughters , wasn t exactly sustainable but she needed to figure out things on her own Emira had a college degreebut she didn t know what she wanted to do next In the ...

  4. says:

    On the surface this excellent debut novel from Kiley Reid is a fun account of a young woman finding her feet and standing up for herself but it cleverly goes much deeper than that to highlight issues around racism, feminism and privilege.Emira Tucker is a 25 year old college graduate who has no idea what she wants to do with her life Her girlfriends are all forging ahead in their chosen careers but Emira is taking her time to find what she wants to do, although time is running out as she will On the surface this excellent debut novel from Kiley Reid is a fun account of a young woman finding her feet and standing up for herself but it cleverly goes much deeper than that to highlight issues around racism, feminism and privilege.Emira Tucker is a 25 year old college graduate who has no idea what she wants to do with her life Her girlfriends are all forging ahead in their chosen careers but Em...

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    every time i see this title, i think to myself what age is such fun like, there is no age that is fun toddlers sucks because you can t do anything you re a helpless blob of fatteenagers sucks because you re a hormonal messyoung adults sucks because you re a hormonal mess who has to deal with college and living on your ownnew adults sucks because you are trying to survive being an adult and 9 times out of 10, you re lonely middle aged sucks because you re constantly wondering every time i see this title, i think to myself what age...

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    At a first glance Such a Fun Age might appear like a light read, but once you read the synopsis, you will realise that s not the case.Such a Fun Age is a story about Alix, a privileged, white, mother of two and Emira, 25 year old black nanny with a bachelor degree Alix is desperate to befriend Emira and invites her and her new boyfriend Kelley to a Thanksgiving family dinner When Emira shows up at the door with Alix s high school ex who broke her heart, everything starts to go pear shaped and At a first glance Such a Fun Age might appear like a light read, but once you read the synopsis, you will realise that s not the case Such a Fun Age is a story about Alix, a privileged, white, mother of two and Emira, 25 year old black nanny with a bachelor degree Alix is desperate to befriend Emira and invites her and her new boyfriend Kelley to a Thanksgiving family dinner When Emira shows up at the door with Alix s high school ex who broke her heart, everything starts to go pear shaped and Emira starts seeing both Alix and Kelley in a new light.Such a Fun Age is about pretence, relationships but first of all it is about race B...

  7. says:

    What a great debut Kiley Reid This was a fun book about racial relations, the life of the privileged, and betrayal It was a lot of fun to read and I found it to be very contemporary as far as language and atmosphere The book mainly focuses on the relationship between Emira the babysitter, and Alix the employer When Emira is asked to take Briar age 2 , Alix s daughter, away from the house for awhile late one night after an incident, she is detained by a security guard in a grocery store What a great debut Kiley Reid This was a fun book about racial relations, the life of the privileged, and betrayal It was a lot of fun to read and I found it to be very contemporary as far as language and atmosphere The book mainly focuses on the relationship between Emira the babysitter, and Alix the employer When Emira is asked to take Briar age 2 , Alix s daughter, away from the house for awhile late one night after an ...

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    In an era of so many white savior narratives, it s so refreshing to see a story written by a black woman that directly challenges and upends that problematic narrative trope.Alix Chamberlain is the textbook well meaning rich white woman She has black friends She s read everything Toni Morrison wrote She s trying to land a gig with Hillary Clinton s campaign.Emira Tucker is the 25 year old black woman who babysits Alix s two young daughters She s aimlessly trying to figure out her life In an era of so many white savior narratives, it s so refreshing to see a story written by a black woman that directly challenges and upends that problematic narrative trope.Alix Chamberlain is the textbook well meaning rich white woman She has black friends She s read everything Toni Morrison wrote She s trying to land a gig with Hillary Clinton s campaign.Emira Tucker is the 25 year old black woman who babysits Alix s two young daughters She s aimlessly trying to figure out her life preferably before she turns 26 and loses her parents health insurance.One night when Emira is at a grocery store with Alix s daughter, she s confronted by a security guard who accuses her of kidnapping the young girl A white man named Kelley films the incident, and he and Emira begin dating.Horrified that this happened to Emira, Alix resolves to make things right, but as it turns out, Kelley is someone from Alix s past, and things start to get messy.While the central conflict of the narrative rests o...

  9. says:

    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid was deceptive in a good way The story certainly pulled me in, but at the beginning it felt kind of simple, almost gossipy But by the end, it had a symmetry that was very clever and left me with a pleased smile on my face The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Emira and Alix Emira is a 25 year old African American struggling to make ends meet and to figure out what she wants to do with herself For the time being, Emira works part time Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid was deceptive in a good way The story certainly pulled me in, but at the beginning it felt kind of simple, almost gossipy But ...

  10. says:

    Such A Fun Age is the first novel by American author and former babysitter , Kiley Reid Before the late night incident with her three year old daughter at the Market Depot, Alix Chamberlain barely noticed her black babysitter, let alone considered her thoughts or feelings Emira Tucker was great with Briar, who was exhausting when awake, and Alix, a well known feminist blogger, was meant to use her break from Briar to write her book Mostly, she just enjoyed the company of her easy baby Such A Fun Age is the first novel by ...

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