contemporary · romance

Such A Fun Age – Kiley Reid ★★★★

Blurb; In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix’s efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged.

My Review; I picked this one up from the library after author Mark Edwards put it into his top reads of the year. It sounded interesting and I wanted to see what the hype was about. It’s a brilliant read. Well worth the hype. Deserves to be praised. It is the authors debut and brilliantly written. A powerful message within. A storyline that still happens daily in America unfortunately. We need to open our eyes and learn. Approach carefully.

An amazing outcome for Emira! I praise her character. Plenty of drama, lies, history and bravery. I loved little Briars character among all this. She has a beautiful relationship with her babysitter, I’d say a better one than with her own mother. Highly recommend. Powerful. Contains the issue of race. A well deserved four stars from me. A must read. Eye opening.

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