Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid – Our Review- Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
Alix Is white, attractive and polished in a New York kind of way, with a rising business as a social media influencer. She aspires to be on the Hilary Clinton media team.
Her children are a bit of an inconvenience, but she thinks with her new babysitter/ nanny she can work them into the equation.
Emira, the new nanny of her children, initially is barely on her radar. Emira is younger, also beautiful, and black.She adores the kids but knows this isn’t meant to be her career.
Emira is out partying on a Saturday night, all dressed up with her short dress and heels, when Alix calls in a blind panic. Take Briar (her oldest) out of the house – anywhere, just get her out for 40 minutes.
This is the tale of what happens next.
Such a Fun Age is whip smart, edgy and very ‘now’. It’s fun, but also confronting and will make you reflect (again) about your thoughts on race and privilege.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books