Sharp, witty and insightful, Kiley Reid’s debut is a scathing and hilarious portrait of race and power relations in America today. When Emira is called out on an emergency babysitting job little does she realise the events that are about to ensue. Hanging out in an upmarket supermarket she is accosted by a guard and a ‘concerned’ customer worried she might have kidnapped the child. Captured on camera, the event spirals out of control, changing Emira’s life forever. Fiercely intelligent and beautifully written, Such A Fun Age reads like a thriller with you eagerly turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next. Picked by John.