Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age Review

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.

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  • Emily May

    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 ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Wow! Okay! I don’t know what I have to feel about this book. Did I like it? Mostly I did. But as soon as I finish, I felt like something missing. Maybe I didn’t like how the things ended for the c...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE*** **REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK**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 this more...

  • Chaima ? ?????

    thinking about the former senior books editor at Bustle who wrote a review for this book titled "Most Likely to Be a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick" before she got laid off....only for this book to ...

  • Berit???

    Such a fab book! Kiley Reid’s debut was extremely readable, tremendously thought-provoking, and very hard to review. On the surface this was an engaging story about Emira, A 25-year-old African-Amer...

  • Elyse  Walters

    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 - ( ...

  • Larry H

    This was a thought-provoking novel I didn’t want to put down.Emira is nearly 26, that crucial age when she’ll be dropped from her parents’ health insurance. While most of her friends have starte...

  • Carolyn

    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 ...

  • Tucker

    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 - su...

  • Phrynne

    A good story with a lot of interesting social commentary but sadly I did not fall in love with it as many other reviewers have.There are some great characters especially Briar and Emira and I loved th...