First Impression Friday – Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Here’s a little Friday something called First Impression Friday hosted by J W Martin.

First Impression Friday is a meme where you talk about a book that you have JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little further. Based on this sampling, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.

The Blurb:

When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with a ‘personal brand’ and the best of intentions, resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix’s desire to help. When she meets someone from Alix’s past, the two women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know – about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. 

First Impressions:

This book has been absolutely everywhere. It was the Reece’s Book Club pick for January and is the Read It Forward Book Club choice for February. Plus it’s all over Bookstagram; proving hard to resist.

I have tried not to expose myself to too much of the hype; wanting to form my own opinions; choosing not to read any other reviews or comments.

The blurb on Goodreads was enough to grab my attention; understanding that this is something that realistically could, and does, happen…that someone could be accused of a crime they didn’t commit because of the colour of their skin.

Wanting to see how the story unfolds, I downloaded this on audio; immediately setting it to double time and pressing play.

Only a few chapters in and I’m deeply involved in the motives, actions and consequences of Emira and Alix; not wanting to press pause.

I envisage this book being a super quick but immensely though provoking read that I will rate highly.

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