A review by uppercasenoises
Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid
challenging emotional funny informative mysterious reflective tense slow-paced
- Plot- or character-driven? A mix
- Strong character development? Yes
- Loveable characters? No
- Diverse cast of characters? Yes
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
I really enjoyed the perspectives of both characters and liked the story overall. Something felt lacking for me plot wise, but I haven't been able to put my finger on it. Definitely would recommend this book to anyone looking to gain perspective on the experience of being a Black young women, specifically working as a
. Also deals with a romance, although it is not the primary focus. Dual POV, limited third person.
Graphic: Racism, Alcohol, Classism, Gaslighting, and Hate crime
Minor: Body shaming, Bullying, Police brutality, and Sexism
Handles complex views on race, gender, romance, and employment.
Spice: 1/5, brief sexual content