Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Such a Fun Age

Uncomfortable. In her debut novel titled, Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid makes readers laugh and experience just the right amount of discomfort. Protagonist Emira Tucker is an underemployed Black twenty-five-year-old who works part-time as a typist and does babysitting for a wealthy White family. Reid unveils the contrasts in contemporary life based on race, class, and age cohort. Emira navigates life’s challenges with great skill as she adapts and adjusts to both the familiar and the new when it comes to working, dating or being racially profiled. Most readers will finish this novel thinking about privilege and rethinking what constitutes complicity with structural racism. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Such a Fun Age from amazon.com.

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