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Such a Fun Age – tekijä: Kiley Reid
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Such a Fun Age (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2019; vuoden 2021 painos)

– tekijä: Kiley Reid (Tekijä)

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1,5501088,575 (3.83)1 / 99
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. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:Rlawrence10
Teoksen nimi:Such a Fun Age
Kirjailijat:Kiley Reid (Tekijä)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2021), 336 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 108) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
25 year old babysitter has 3 year old in her care at an upscale grocery store late one evening after being called in by parents’ due to an “episode” at their home. Woman shopper oversteps and has security question her, video is recorded of incident, father called in by her to vouch for her. That’s just the start of the book!
It goes in some very interesting directions and the video doesn’t even come into play until much later. The relationship between mother/babysitter, White/Black. Young adult, mothers, professionals, finding footing in life, and past relationships all come into play!
I guessed at one part early on but did NOT see the end coming.
Very enjoyable. ( )
  NancyJak | Jun 20, 2021 |

Updates:

1:00:00 -- Kinda boring but pushing through.

2:10:00 -- I don't trust that guy. The heck? It's called creepy, not cute.

2:25:00 -- What's with all the age thing? You're all adults. It doesn't really matter. Right?

3:30:00 -- I knew he was sketchy!!!

4:45:00 -- What the heck is wrong with these characters. The only sane one is Emira.

4:50:00 -- Fuuuucckkkk XD

6:11:00 -- Go tell him, girl. Glad I pushed through the first few chapters.

8:52:00 -- Zara is great.
( )
  blithelii_ | May 29, 2021 |
Not too bad, fairly silly in the end. The premise in the blurb is not the main storyline and plays only small parts in the novel. It’s an easy read but you’re continually asking yourself- where is this going?
There is no positive message for the book so it leaves you with a bit of a dull feeling. I liked how the speech was written for the 4 young girls- it was very accurate (wassup bish etc) although jarring at first! The group of 4 girls and their friendship was the best bit about the whole story. ( )
1 ääni Annievdm | May 17, 2021 |
Rating: 2.5*, rounded up because Author Sager can turn a deft phrase, so 3* of five

Alix knows what she wants early in life, sets about getting it, and expects that others will follow her lead. She will teach you if you will sit and listen to her...and she has a lot to say. Emira wants a paycheck and a comfortable place to live. Publicity, as is always the case, screws things up and requires the women to really think through their choices, their wants, and their needs from each other and from their lives. It is both trendy and reductive to call this "women's fiction," when it does more than that label implies.

I did not care for the read, found Alix as irritating on the page as she is in real life, and wanted to shake Emira as she floats through a purposeless eternal present.

Some of those fun quotes:
New York was like an ex who had worked out all summer.
–and–
“You’re not better than anyone,” she said, “when you hang up your own coat and take your plate to the trash. I’ve been those girls helping out tonight. I fucking am those girls helping out tonight, and you’re not making anything easier by giving them less to do. It’s like eating everything on your plate ’cause you think someone else won’t go hungry if you don’t. You’re not helping anyone but yourself.”
–and–
The number of things she could ask her own mother were shrinking at an alarming rate.
–and–
Emira didn’t love doing anything, but she didn’t terribly mind doing anything either. ( )
  richardderus | May 11, 2021 |
This wasn’t only a story about a racially charged incident, but also a commentary on the lives of young women (particularly in the working class), the guilt and pride that working mothers feel, and the relationship and lines that get crossed between an employee and her employer. Whenever Emira checked her account balance and debated if it was worth it to go out with her friends or how she would pay her bills, it resonated with me deeply. I was in her situation not that long ago, and like Emira, sometimes it was easier to be told what to do by others than dare to make my own decision. I really appreciated the author’s use of appropriate language with her characters. I actually felt like I was eavesdropping on conversations, and unlike in some books where the author presents an idea or cliche of how characters of a certain age talk. ⁣
As a working mother, I also sympathized with some of the feelings that Emira’s boss, Alix Chamberlin struggled with: working mom guilt, feelings of inadequacy, and an overeagerness to befriend someone. I really enjoyed hearing things from both perspectives and getting to know each character’s backstory. There were events in the end that saddened me and I wished could have ended up differently, but those didn’t alter my overall feelings about the book. ( )
  brookiexlicious | May 5, 2021 |
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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. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.

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