I hate this book! I am 1/2 way through and cant wait for the it to end. I loved book one and the movie. I love the nanny in book one. NOW I think she is shallow, and weak. The X's are out of control. Her new job is a scandal. If this doesnt get better and the people all get their just rewards, I will be very unhappy. Life is too short to read bad books. Save yourself! It is too late for me.
I highly suggest before reading this sequel to "The Nanny Diaries" you read (or re-read) the first one. I did not and had no idea what was going, and realized that I didn't even care enough to figure it out. Very disappointed.
If you enjoyed the Nanny Diaries, you will enjoy this sequel. It does not review any material from the first book so you really need to have read the Nanny Diaries to appreciate this book. This book takes place 12 years later when Nan returns to New York with her husband, the former "Harvard Hottie." She crosses paths with Grayer and the X family and other characters that have grown up. This is a humorous (but actually sad) look at how the extremely wealthy parent teens and use their money to get out of parenting. It looks at private schools of the super wealthy, hedge funds, apartment renovations and employees and teachers asked to compromise their values for a paycheck. I can't say more without giving away the plot, but if you enjoyed the Nanny Diaries, you will definitely enjoy the sequel.
It took me awhile to get through this book. The nanny was annoying, weak, a doormat, and it was exasperating. I stuck with it though, and the ending was good enough for me to give this book 3 stars. I definitely prefer the first book over this one.
After really feeling for the characters in the original book, I was greatly disappointed with the sequel. It never seemed to get organized and so many things seemed so ridiclously far-fetched. The authors put Nanny in the most ridiculous situations, to try to piece together their story, and it just doesn't work at all. Very disappointed!