Ali In Book Wonder

Just a woman that has many books to read and many books to be bought and just to have books. Oh the books that have yet to be read by me!

The crazy world of a nanny! The Nanny diaries by Emma McLaughin and Nicola Kraus

The Nanny Diaries: A Novel - 'Emma Mclaughlin',  'Nicola Kraus'

This book was full of emotions from angry to beyond angry, to down right loving and caring. I loved the book and what it brought out. That being a nanny is like being a mom to a kid that sometimes doesn't feel like he or she is loved by their parents. This was also made into a movie in 2007 starring Scarlett Johansson as Nan. Of course completely different from the story, but it was fun to watch.


The story is about a 21 year old nanny named well Nanny or Nan for short. She is a college student who was looking only for a part time nanny job, but when she meets the Xes, well things go from nice to down right crazy. Nan's new charge is four year old Grayer who is a bit resistant to her, but after awhile he warmed up to her. Mrs X is a non working mother who can't stand being even five minutes alone with her son. Mr. X is hardly around to be with his son. So it is up to Nan to fill in as a second mom at some point. Woring for the Xes was not easy for her and the things that she had to put up with is amazingly hard and sometimes ridiculous. At the end she knew that she was going to be fired and she had to leave behind poor Grayer and hoped for the best for him.


This story shows a side to parenting that I hope to never come across. Because the way that the Xes had treat their son, was absurd  and horrible. These type of people do not deserve to have children, if all they are going to do is treat them like a pawn in their game of Chess. It made me angry, but it made me feel upset that a child had to suffer because of his parents stupidity. This is so worth the read and watch if you're up to it. I hoped you enjoyed my little rant!