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Such a Fun Age

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Important reading if you want to educate yourself about white privilege, told in a modern, relatable and accessible way. That's not to say Kiley Reid has in anyway dumbed-down the themes covered in Such a Fun Age, in fact she handled them with subtlety and irony, inserting such obvious racial treatment and undertones that you almost can't believe the (white) characters do not realise it. There were parts of the book that reminded me of the films Get Out and Us in that respect.
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Noy at all what I expected! Enjoyable to read and kept me interested. Did feel like it was trying to cover all sorts of hot topics: social media vs reality, identity politics, motherhood vs working life.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
A very clever and engaging read, I really enjoyed this book from start to finish! It had a rich commentary on and insight into current topics like privilege, family, dating and parenting. The characters were wonderfully developed and I enjoyed the interactions between Emira and the supporting characters at every point. I will definitely recommend to friends and could easily imagine it being developed as a TV series. Looking forward to reading more of Kiley Reid's books in the future!
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This is book is a sharp, smart and insightful social commentary on both race and class. Reid is a brilliant storyteller and I'm really excited to see what she comes up with next.
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This was a really good read. A fascinating storyline coupled with well-formed, interesting characters had me hooked from the beginning. Its observations on race and class were thought-provoking. Definitely one to add to your library.
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Overall I enjoyed this. It managed to be incredibly thought-provoking while still providing an engaging storyline so it didn't feel like it was just trying to get a message across. I don't know if it will be a book I would come back to and re-read but it was a worthwhile read. My favourite character was of course Briar, who has so much character despite being a child - I feel like a lot of children in books aren't really characterised at all.
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This book stuck with me after I finished reading it. Will recommend it to my friends, I think they'll really enjoy it.
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I can’t really decide what I think about this book, it was fairly easy to read but I didn’t really get what it was about. Really liked one of the characters, Emira but the others did nothing for me.
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Everyone loves this book, and I’m so glad to have been able to read ahead of everyone else. Feels fresh, and like it’s like nothing else out there.
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This is a great story about racism and class - possibly the same thing?
Emira and her friends made me think, and to question some of my ideas. 
Racism isn’t as straightforward as we often think, and this book helped me sort out my prejudices. 
A good story too!
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This is a story which addresses the problems of various races in Philadelphia. It wasn't a bad story but more suited to a younger age group and didn't really engage me.
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This is genuinely one of my books of the year! I have recommended this to all of my friends. Perfect for book clubs, Can't wait to read what Kiley writes next!
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An expertly written debut novel, focusing on some really important subjects with a fun, hilarious and deeply empathetic and compassionate lens.
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I found this book a little shallow, I'm afraid. I liked the concept and carried on reading as I wanted to know what happened but never really felt invested in the characters. I enjoyed the twist at the end, though. I really never saw that one coming.
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This book was gripping from the first chapter. I really enjoyed how the author put across the views of both characters, and the storyline was unlike anything I have read in a while. It is modern and deals with issues of race which are very relevant. Very, very well written. Loved it.
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It took me a while to get into this but I'm glad I persevered.  Well developed characters and a really interesting perspective into the issues women have as mothers.
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A well written novel with excellent characterization. A perfect, modern, family centered novel looking into the complexities of race and social class. A compelling read.
My thanks to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for allowing me to read an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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This was a brilliant look at modern-day racism. it takes a look at the life of a young black baby sitter working for a wealthy white family. 
Not only did it showcase class and wealth divides the occur on a daily basis it also highlights the effects of trying not to address race and making allowances for someone's race. 
The whole story was told in a genuine and heartfelt manner. it was clearly written with great care and by someone with first-hand knowledge.
It was a brilliant contemporary taking a look at modern-day race.
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This quickly became an exceptionally compulsive read! Such A Fun Age is told from two points of view - Emira (mid-twenties) and Alix (mid thirties). When the former is apprehended for 'kidnapping' the child of the latter - who she was actually babysitting - a series of events are triggered. A scathing, regularly funny and continuously profound exploration of society. Fantastically constructed, it's stayed with me for days since finishing providing much food for thought!
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I enjoyed this book, but I wasn't gripped by it, and I felt that the author was trying too hard to write something which was topical.  The characters didn't really come alive for me, and I wouldn't really recommend it.
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