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  • Such a Fun Age
  • Kiley Reid
  • English
  • 06 February 2020
  • 9780525541905

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Kiley Reid ☆ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Þ Such a Fun Age A of kidnapping Briar and Alix's efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged. NOW AVAILABLE REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKThis is one of those books that s hard to review because I think if read uickly it would come across as just a good story Reading this slowly it s revealed that there is much to this book than just entertainment It highlights lots of racial issues from two different points of view Alix is a successful married white woman and Emira an undecided African American woman Alix discovered her talents uite uickly and has a thriving online business as well as lots of speaking engagementsShe and her husband now have what seems to be the good life She has one amazing open hearted and apparently open mouthed in jest here little 3 year old daughter She plays an important part in this novel her name is Briar She also has an infant daughter about 6 months old whom she usually has with her when she worksEnter our other main character Emira a 25 yo African American college educated young women who hasn t figured out what she wants to do with her life To some she would appear in need of a helping hand mentorship or whatever In truth however Emira isn t overly upset about where she is in her life she is giving herself permission to explore different ideas and career paths These two women start out in the book as boss and babysitter but Alix s feelings for this young woman go much deeper and sometimes in a uestionable wayHere s a good little taste of what s to come the big event that changes the trajectory of the relationship between these two women 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 Into this mix of emotions and presumptions between both Alix and Emira we add Kelley Copeland the boy who ruined Alix s senior year in high school He presumably circulated a letter she had written Lots of high school students descended on her home and swimming pool one young man had his scholarship taken away because Alix called the police when the students wouldn t leave Alix has never really gotten over Kelley and now he shows up in the most awkward position possibleSometimes I think that racial relationships have gotten better in the last decade but then I read a book like this and it really makes me wonder have we really made much progress understanding each other and our differences Are we still trying to make everyone act like white people I had never heard the term white saviorism before but it was an interesting topic to contemplate In this book I felt that both women used each other in different ways neither was guilt free in the outcome of their storyI can definitely recommend this book to everyone it s a uick read with a big messageI received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss The novel is set to publish in January 2020 Persuasion The Litigator's Art lots of racial issues from two different points of view Alix is a successful married white woman and Emira an undecided African American woman Alix discovered her talents uite uickly and has a thriving online business as well as L'aventure ambiguë lots of speaking engagementsShe and her husband now have what seems to be the good The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science life She has one amazing open hearted and apparently open mouthed in jest here Love and Friendship little 3 year old daughter She plays an important part in this novel her name is Briar She also has an infant daughter about 6 months old whom she usually has with her when she worksEnter our other main character Emira a 25 yo African American college educated young women who hasn t figured out what she wants to do with her the History of Modern Japan life To some she would appear in need of a helping hand mentorship or whatever In truth however Emira isn t overly upset about where she is in her Laltipiano delle meraviglie life she is giving herself permission to explore different ideas and career paths These two women start out in the book as boss and babysitter but Alix s feelings for this young woman go much deeper and sometimes in a uestionable wayHere s a good Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti little taste of what s to come the big event that changes the trajectory of the relationship between these two women So she is shocked when her babysitter Emira Tucker is confronted while watching the Chamberlains toddler one night Seeing a young black woman out Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet late with a white child a security guard at their Madame Bovary 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 Into this mix of emotions and presumptions between both Alix and Emira we add Kelley Copeland the boy who ruined Alix s senior year in high school He presumably circulated a Boom Chicka Boom letter she had written Lots of high school students descended on her home and swimming pool one young man had his scholarship taken away because Alix called the police when the students wouldn t Un Perrito Problematico leave Alix has never really gotten over Kelley and now he shows up in the most awkward position possibleSometimes I think that racial relationships have gotten better in the 7 Intimate Secrets last decade but then I read a book Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever like this and it really makes me wonder have we really made much progress understanding each other and our differences Are we still trying to make everyone act Red's Hot Honky Tonk Bar like white people I had never heard the term white saviorism before but it was an interesting topic to contemplate In this book I felt that both women used each other in different ways neither was guilt free in the outcome of their storyI can definitely recommend this book to everyone it s a uick read with a big messageI received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss The novel is set to publish in January 2020

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Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid ☆ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Þ Such a Fun Age Er Emira asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction There the security guard accuses Emir. Entertaining mostly towards the end For a debut novel it wasn t terrible but I most definitely felt like I was reading a book written about black struggles by a white woman The dialogue was also fucking atrocious Revolutionary path local market for distraction There the security guard accuses Emir. Entertaining mostly towards the end For a debut novel it wasn t terrible but I most definitely felt The Boyfriend Next Door like I was reading a book written about black struggles by a white woman The dialogue was also fucking atrocious

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Kiley Reid ☆ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Þ Such a Fun Age In the midst of a family crisis one late evening white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitt. find this review others on my blog Such a Fun Age is a novel that disheartened me even if it didn t surprise me Something akin to relief gusted through my room like a warm front when I finished it not because it was an unpleasant read though it does depict many unpleasant moments but because the story often wound up my feelings to the highest point of second hand embarrassment that it felt like a huge weight slid down my shoulders when it was all overNarratives about race and privilege are not unfamiliar literary fodder but in her novel Reid demonstrates a remarkable insight by taking on the monumental challenge of revealing the state of America through what she called the everyday domestic biases that we don t even know we have Reid s exploration is a fresh and interesting look at the uneasy performance of wokeness a paper thin tissue of a word so conspicuous that it now immediately breeds distrustAt the outset of the novel Emira Tucker a young black woman is accosted by a security guard in an upscale grocery store in Philadelphia and accused of kidnapping the white toddler she s babysitting The scene is unnerving devastating and all too familiar but rather than dwell on the racial and political implications of this terrible defining incident Reid almost speeds through it and so does Emira who chooses to give the whole affair the shake of the head it deserves like putting the whole night in a museum removed too soon forgotten and turns her mind to the far preoccupying matter of her inching closer to her 25th birthday and towards the inevitability of being kicked out of her parents health insuranceThe author s choice however doesn t make these details any less affecting and suggests them instead as an essential context for the relationship residing at the heart of the novel between Emira and her employer Alix Chamberlain a white wealthy influencer who built a flowering career writing letters an endeavor that later carried her forward into a disappointing grown up settled existence in PhiladelphiaReid s novel is smartly and solidly told her prose is incisive and lived in as though carefully culled from years of listening in on private conversations But the book s biggest triumph is the way the author hides barbed little truths in her otherwise lightweight yarns while still conveying a clear headed message as permeable as sandstoneAs it happens if lack of subtlety was a recognized art Alix Chamberlain would have museum exhibits in her honor Alix feels that she has earned her woke badge and prides herself on that fact but after the incident at the supermarket she decides to wake the fuck up and get to know Emira better This wake up call is followed by an urge to announce her newly invigorated self awareness to Emira hoping for recognition some kind of affirmation of the work she has done on herself She wants Emira to know that one of Alix s closest friends was also black That Alix s new and favorite shoes were from Payless and only cost eighteen dollars That Alix had read everything that Toni Morrison had ever written Alix s sudden warmth which seemed to presume upon some happy old intimacy she and Emira did not share throws Emira into awkwardness Her well meaning words and best efforts which often made me cringe with a sharpness that was almost pain to cultivate an image of herself as being politically aware uickly turn into empty puffs of air Too caught in the weave of her fumbling attempts at identifying with Emira even going as far as peering on the notifications displayed on the lock screen of Emira s phone mining for answers about her social life Alix is incognizant of her own remarkable lack of self awareness After all outside the oleaginous remarks and overtly friendly behavior there remained the central idea that Alix just didn t want Emira to uit her jobReid s subtle evisceration of these woke wannabes every person of color will undoubtedly recognize in the deftly rendered characters at least a few people they ve encountered in real life might be even bracing at close range People love the idea of being woke even if they don t know what to do with it Even if they only know how to do exactly the wrong thing They want to be considered progressive and want everyone to know just how progressive they are But these efforts while they create the illusion of reflectiveness and depth are in fact brittle and shallow as a mirror Some people do acknowledge the benefits that accrue to them by means of their white privilege carefully listen and do their best to amplify the voices of their marginalized counterparts But many utterly fail to recognize the prejudices in themselves and like Alix feel compelled even to assert a kind of spurious decency they claim to be aware and yet are sadly incredibly lacking in any kind of self 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challenge of revealing the state of America through what she called the everyday domestic biases that we don t even know we have Reid s exploration is a fresh and interesting Che cos'è un dispositivo? look at the uneasy performance of wokeness a paper thin tissue of a word so conspicuous that it now immediately breeds distrustAt the outset of the novel Emira Tucker a young black woman is accosted by a security guard in an upscale grocery store in Philadelphia and accused of kidnapping the white toddler she s babysitting The scene is unnerving devastating and all too familiar but rather than dwell on the racial and political implications of this terrible defining incident Reid almost speeds through it and so does Emira who chooses to give the whole affair the shake of the head it deserves Paranoia like putting the whole night in a museum removed too soon forgotten and turns her mind to the far preoccupying matter of her inching closer to her 25th birthday and towards the inevitability 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sharpness that was almost pain to cultivate an image of herself as being politically aware uickly turn into empty puffs of air Too caught in the weave of her fumbling attempts at identifying with Emira even going as far as peering on the notifications displayed on the Lettera a un bambino mai nato lock screen of Emira s phone mining for answers about her social Mecanismos de la Mediumnidad life Alix is incognizant of her own remarkable Absalom Absalom lack of self awareness After all outside the oleaginous remarks and overtly friendly behavior there remained the central idea that Alix just didn t want Emira to uit her jobReid s subtle evisceration of these woke wannabes every person of color will undoubtedly recognize in the deftly rendered characters at Le salaire de la peur least a few people they ve encountered in real Underworld Different Worlds #1 life might be even bracing at close range People Eternity Ring love the idea of being woke even if they don t know what to do with it 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