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Book Review : Such a fun age by Kiley Reid


Such a fun age by Kiley Reid.
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Emira, an African American, works as babysitter for a white family, The Chamberlains. Emira is asked to take toddler Briar to a supermarket nearby while Chamberlains deal with a crisis. Security guard there insinuates Emira has kidnapped Briar. Though Mr.Chamberlain comes in support of Emira and the problem seems to have ended, it is far from that. Lives of Mrs. Alix Chamberlain and Emira become strangely interlinked and the best and worst of each person is tested.
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I really enjoyed how the book started. Alix and Emira were both such intriguing characters. The writing was also engaging. Near half of the book, I was not really sure where the author was taking it. Then, when I realized, I was like, ‘Okay! Wow!’
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I am aware that there exist people who decide to play boss/God in the lives of others and feel good about themselves for the same. I am really amazed and thankful that the author touched this topic. I know someone who oversteps in the name of help to an extent that you start feeling suffocated and stupid. Frankly, I thought I was being too harsh on the person, but now I get that it is also kind of a … I don’t know… may be iniquity.
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I don’t know if I wasn’t able to read between lines or the book dragged a bit in a few places. So, gonna let you be the judge.
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Rating : 4/5.
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