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Friday, July 25, 2008

Insiders guide to a NY Nanny!

This book was good, not Very of REALLY, but good.

The ending of the book was a tear jerker. I can't believe it ended like that, and if this book is based on real life...OMG! There were a few comical scenes in the book but sometimes I found the main character Nan, almost "yawnish". Nan is subjected to a tyrant rich house mother and made to take care of not only the child now in her watch, but complete tasks for the mother.

Of course these tasks do not make sense, since the mother will not explain further beyond "buy me those pretty roses in that store that I liked and its for everyone to night at the party".

poor nanny!

I guess the only good thing I found in this book was the love b/w her and H.H. {Harvard Hottie} and the love she had for the child she was taking care of. Grover, only being 4 (if I recall correctly) had to endure never seeing his workaholic father, and his cold mother and the slew of nannies that walked in his front door. Even though Gs parents were horrible to him he still loved them.

The sad thing is, Nan has to witness the adultery of Mr. X and can't even tell Mrs. X while protecting Grover from the crumbling marriage. So as far as drama books go it wasn't that bad.

The Nanny Diaries. Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.
St Martin's Griffin, NY (c) 2002


Darla D said...

I remember feeling so, so sad for that child - and hoping (but not very optimistically) that there aren't too many kids out there in that situation.

Margot said...

yeah, i feel the same