As Kiley Reid’s debut novel, Such a fun age is able to bring light to themes of privilege, friendships and class in America. The first chapter however, is what sets the tone for the whole novel. The novel is able to showcase perspectives from both of the main female characters, allowing readers to metaphorically "be in their shoes”. A few characters show interest in the main character (a young black girl) to try and prove they understand what her life is like, leading to another novel where there is a "white saviour”. I enjoyed the novel and would recommend it to anyone, especially teens who want to know how what the say affects their black classmates or friends. Performance activism is a huge topic in our society right now, this novel is an amazing example of this and reminds me of all the teens who post about sensitive topics, but do not make an effort to help. Overall rating: 4/5. @Victoria of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

[]
[]
To Top