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Such a Fun Age

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

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368 pages

Average rating: 6.92

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readlikeapriss
Jan 28, 2024
8/10 stars
I connected so deeply with this book! I loved that the book addressed interracial relationships, along with the anxiety millennials have
iz.ra
Jan 27, 2024
9/10 stars
Similar manner of the plot unfolding to Little Fires Everywhere, Such a Fun Age developed the story in such a way that felt natural, well- timed, and contemporary -- I felt it could've been entirely based off a true story. There were some writing nuances that made me have to re-read sentences or paragraphs, which took me out of the pace of the book, but otherwise a must read for everyone.
Anonymous
Jan 09, 2024
8/10 stars
I liked the main character of this book a lot, and her simple self assurance in her path and relationships - despite every white person thinking they knew better for her.
Anonymous
Aug 23, 2023
8/10 stars
Okay so the book is so relevant and relatable. At first I thought Alix had good intentions and then I realized how off she was. It’s a great representation of white women I’ve met in my life. I was kinda disappointed she didn’t get this fairytale happy ending but I genuinely appreciated the realistic ending and how much sense it made in the end.

Love it, well written! Fantastic job, Ms, Reid!
tianadottin
Aug 14, 2023
5/10 stars
Read December 2020 NOTES S: Cute read. I felt like I connected to the confusion of the main character intrying to find herself/love her early 20s. T: Had higher expectations for this book. Didn't always understand why characters acted the way they did, and didn't love the end, but the read was overall fun enough. J: Slightly below average for me, the ending really threw me off/made me upset and I had a hard time enjoying the main chara...read more

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