Such a Fun Age is absolutely brilliant. Kiley Reid has a beautiful way of writing about absolutely terrible every day horrors in a way that is almost too easy to read. She explores both sides of a working relationship. Alix is a white, upper class woman who hires Emira, a 25-year old black woman, to work as a babysitter for her son. After Emira is accused of kidnapping Alix’s son one night at a grocery store, events unfold that show the ways in which casual racism permeates the world. I finished this book with a smile and was immediately hit with a wave of “oh man the world is a truly horrible place.” Reid has created amazing, three-dimensional characters that make you feel for all of them, causing me to change loyalties with each chapter. This book deserves all of the attention it is getting.

5-stars

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