Book Review: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age is a very timely and relevant portrayal of white savior narrative and the very subtle layers performative activism and woke culture. The writing style flows naturally and is written in a simplistic manner, despite its serious theme which deals with the nuances of race and class privilege. The plot centers on two women – a suburban mother of two who is also a social media influencer, and the woman she hires as her child’s babysitter. The narrative keeps shifting from the character’s point of views, which is helpful in giving the reader a comprehensive understanding of all that’s happening. The character development and downfall for one of the women was masterfully done, however, the same cannot be said for the other. And that is perhaps the biggest downside of this book. Nonetheless, it’s a riveting story and really makes you question all that you know about racial inequality and white savior complexes.