vrijdag 29 april 2011

50 Books Challenge - # 24: The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Title: The Nanny Diaries
Author: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Story: Who wouldn't want this job? Struggling to graduate from NYU and afford her microscopic studio apartment, Nanny takes a position caring for the only son of the wealthy X family. She rapidly learns the insane amount of juggling involved to ensure that a Park Avenue wife who doesn't work, cook, clean, or raise her own child has a smooth day. When the Xs marriage begins to disintegrate, Nanny ends up involved way beyond the bounds of human decency or good taste. Her tenure with the X family becomes a nearly impossible mission to maintain the mental health of their four-year-old, her own integrity and, most importantly, her sense of humor. Over nine tense months, Mrs. X and Nanny perform the age-old dance of decorum and power as they test the limits of modern-day servitude.
Start: april 27th 2011
End: april 29th 2011
Comment: I work with children, but I never see this side of the kids' life. The life they have at home. That's what a nanny sees. This book is about a girl named Nanny, who becomes a nanny for a wealthy New York family. The book has a nice flow to it. It was easy to read and I finished it in only two days. It caused some laughs and I also felt sad sometimes. Mostly for Grayer and Nanny. Nanny was bossed around by Mrs. X and she was putting up with it only because she loved the boy so much. That's why I liked Nanny. She is so passionate about her job and about caring for Grayer. I felt sorry for Grayer, a little boy that just needed some attention. His parents didn't give him that. That's what bothered me a bit. The X's are certainly rich and NOT raising their son, but it's almost like wealthy family equals dysfunctional family. But it's a book and I should probably not take that part all too serious. Everytime Mrs. X gave out an order I was like: Oh no she didn't! In it's total this book is a lot fun to read and I couldn't put it down.
Rating: 4,5/ 5

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