Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Published: 2002
Pages: 306
Genre: Chick lit
Nanny (yes, that's the main character's name - sadly, it took me a while to figure that out!) is an NYU student who's struggling with finances, her love life, and everything in between. To earn money, she signs up for a position to care for Grayer, the four year-old child of the wealthy X family. Throughout the story we follow Nanny's laugh-out-loud troubles with her demanding boss, the family secrets she discovers, and a new found connection with Grayer.
I must say, this was an entertaining and enjoyable read. It's fairly well-writen and includes some funny parts which are sure to make you chuckle! Of course, the plot isn't anything special. I'm sure there are many books out there with the same general idea. However, it's all lighthearted fun and not meant to be taken seriously.

If you're in the mood for a light read that doesn't require much analysis or reflection, consider The Nanny Diaries. It's cute, positive, and might even make you laugh!

Final verdict: Look for it in the library.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Awesome review! I've seen the movie, but I haven't read the book yet. I think I might just have to check it out!:)

Emidy said...

Thank you! I saw the movie a few years ago, but it's only recently that I decided to read the book version. (Backwards, I know!)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review! Did you like the film or book better?

~Mary said...

LOVE this one! So cute!

I have the Advanced Readers Copy for The Nanny Returns. Can't wait to get into it!

Emidy said...

Juju: I saw the film a long while ago, so I don't remember much from it! The book was really enjoyable, though! So probably that one.

Mary: Oh, nice! I'll have to read that once it comes out.