Pinterest tracking pixel
If you are having difficulty navigating this website please contact us at accessibility@bookofthemonth.com or 1-833-959-2686.
Oops! The page didn’t load right. Please refresh and try again.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Contemporary fiction

Such a Fun Age

by Kiley Reid

Quick take

This engaging story of a wealthy blogger mom and her babysitter is a sharp exploration of class, racism, and privilege.

Good to know

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_FastRead

    Fast read

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_SocialIssues

    Social issues

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_FemaleFriendship

    Female friendships

  • Illustrated icon, Icons_Buzzy

    Buzzy

Synopsis

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, 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 things 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.

Read less

Member thoughts

All (7)
All (7)
Love (4)
Like (3)
Dislike (0)
9 ratings
  • 44% Love
  • 33% Like
  • 0% Dislike
    Contemporary fiction
    • Once There Were Wolves
    • The Bad Muslim Discount
    • Black Cake
    • What Comes After
    • Olga Dies Dreaming
    • The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes
    • How Lucky
    • Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
    • Monster in the Middle
    • Nine Perfect Strangers
    • My Dark Vanessa
    • The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany
    • The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes
    • Honey Girl
    • In Every Mirror She's Black
    • Beautiful World, Where Are You
    • Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?
    • Sankofa
    • The Unsinkable Greta James
    • The Verifiers
    • One Italian Summer
    • The Love of My Life
    • The Last Story of Mina Lee
    • Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
    • Impostor Syndrome
    • The Girl with the Louding Voice
    • Apples Never Fall
    • Startup
    • The Removed
    • The Comeback
    • A Woman Is No Man
    • Good Company
    • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
    • This Close to Okay
    • Dear Edward
    • Friends and Strangers
    • Winter in Paradise
    • In a Book Club Far Away
    • Behold the Dreamers
    • That's What Frenemies Are For
    • The Other Black Girl
    • All Adults Here
    • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    • The Kindest Lie
    • Ties That Tether
    • Beyond the Point
    • A Good Neighborhood
    • The Identicals
    • The Prophets
    • True Story
    • Queenie
    • When We Were Vikings
    • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
    • The Chicken Sisters
    • The Mothers
    • White Ivy
    • What Happens in Paradise
    • Happy & You Know It
    • The Music Shop
    • Modern Lovers
    • Troubles in Paradise
    • The Reckless Oath We Made
    • Big Summer
    • Little Fires Everywhere