A fun and light-hearted read. It had me laughing out loud on several occasions and smile most through the book. The characters are well-depicted and it's easy to imagine them in their everyday life, a life, by the way, that has nothing to do with most of us (I think).
The Nanny Diaries reminds me a lot of another book I read a few years ago called Left Bank, by Kate Muir. Also another novel of babysitting for the posh (and not so proper).
Similar to the Shopaholic series - fun to read filled with humors.
A good read for long-haul flight.
And the movie (with Scarlett Johansson) was even worse, even if it had an happy ending, while the book did not.
Do not let you fool by the cover: this is not your regular Mary Poppins-happy ending story.
The most impressive phrase from this book is when the nanny said that "just remember that someday his unconditional love for you will end and then it will be too late."
Nanny and mother would naturally have different points of view. Nanny is the caregiver on short term basis, of course, they would do anything as long as the end results meets. (give candy to the boys/girls as long as they would follow order) Mother is different.
When you are a nanny, you can take a break from this but when you are the mother, the only time you could break away from your child is the day you die....Continua