The Perfect Nanny

by Leila Slimani. Translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

A chilling one-sitting story of a nanny over the edge. It raises the question of who parents leave their most precious children with for ten hours a day while they pursue careers. And. The lack of appreciation for these caregivers as human beings with the right to lives and feelings. How can a person spend that amount of time raising kids from infancy not become attached? Sometimes that’s good. Sometimes not.

The translation is pretty well done, but there are words which are not age-specific to the toddler. All-in-all a worthwhile Saturday afternoon read.

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