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Book review: Such a fun age by Kiley Reid

Genre: political fiction

Plot:

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.

Rating: 5/5

My verdict: I devoured this book within two days, I enjoyed Reid and her knack for combining comedic situations and thought provoking situations. Not only is this a book about privilege but about romance, race, friendship and motherhood, adulthood gender inequality. I applaud the author for writing about a common subject on both sides of the Atlantic and indeed Europe. The author writes with such a refreshing honesty as if she has experienced this situation herself personally. A fabulous debut I can’t wait to read more of this authors work. If you loved Jodi picoults ‘small big things’ you’ll love this too. By far (to use the character Emira rhetoric) the most woke book of 2020 that I have read so far. The moral of this story is simple the actions of your past are often answerable to your decisions and others in the future. Can I also applaud Kelly for shattering the illusion that not all working mothers enjoy their children, they only have them to give off the image that the working woman can have it all and sometimes you can love someone who isn’t biologically related to you.

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