Confessions of a Teen Nanny (Confessions of a Teen Nanny Series #1)

Confessions of a Teen Nanny (Confessions of a Teen Nanny Series #1)

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by Victoria Ashton
     
 

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Sixteen-year-old Adrienne Lewis is in charge of eight-year-old Emma Warner, the youngest member of the snooty Warner family. Emma is an evil genius who has gotten all five previous nannies fired — and she's the good news. Because then there's Emma's half brother, Graydon, who goes to college — yet always seems to be lurking around waiting to hit on

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Sixteen-year-old Adrienne Lewis is in charge of eight-year-old Emma Warner, the youngest member of the snooty Warner family. Emma is an evil genius who has gotten all five previous nannies fired — and she's the good news. Because then there's Emma's half brother, Graydon, who goes to college — yet always seems to be lurking around waiting to hit on Adrienne. But worst of all is Emma's beautiful seventeen-year-old half sister, Cameron, whose reputation as a wild girl, a liar, and a user is known to everyone . . . everyone, that is, except Adrienne.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A down-to-earth 16-year-old lands a job as nanny for a wealthy eight-year-old (sneaky) child prodigy in what PW called a "sardonic send-up of young haute society." Ages 14-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Taking care of an 8-year-old kid genius, Emma, is not everything it is cracked up to be. The pay might be the only good thing in the web of stories Adrienne, the nanny, is involved in—that is, if she does not get fired like all the previous nannies. Adrienne is a temporary nanny until the British nanny makes her appearance. Forced to stay much longer than she expected, Adrienne is more of a permanent nanny. Emma's older half-sister, Cameron, is a high-maintenance, lying, stealing, selfish teenager. Cameron convinces Adrienne that they are friends by lavishing her with beautiful clothes, exciting adventures, and other rich luxuries. How will Adrienne learn the truth? Perhaps her wake-up call will come when she almost gets dumped by her man, when her best friends realize she is snooty, when she gets framed, fired, or forgotten. This novel has great themes that touch on subjects such as friendship, money, responsibility, and reality. 2005, Parachute Publishing, Ages 14 up.
—Kelly Grebinoski
VOYA
The characters aren't endearing, but they will keep readers wanting to know what happened to create the opening chapter's setting. The idea of returning to the past to tell a story can be a nice way of reading a book, but at the same time, this book seems to give away a little too much from the start. It could be an entertaining book for teen girls. Unfortunately it feels unfinished, creating an unsatisfying read. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P J S (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, HarperCollins, 208p., and PLB Ages 12 to 18.
—Abbe Goldberg, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Adrienne is hired as a nanny to Emma Warner, a precocious child from an ultra-rich New York family. Using lies, bribery, and blackmail, the eight-year-old tests Adrienne, but the teen manages to keep the upper hand with her charge-most of the time. The same is not true of Adrienne's relationship with Emma's sister, Cam, who is Adrienne's age. Using the same bag of tricks, she has Adrienne believing that they are friends. What Cam offers would be hard for any teen to resist-free designer clothes, invitations to fabulous parties, flying on a private jet, staying in a mansion. But all that glitters is not gold. Soon she forces Adrienne to arrange clandestine parties where out-of-control rich kids partake of sex, alcohol, and drugs. Then Adrienne is drugged and photographed in compromising situations. Worst of all, she is blamed for jewels stolen at a party. The book ends rather abruptly, with a simple explanation for the stolen jewelry, revealed in one sentence. Whether or not Adrienne wins back the boyfriend Cam attempts to steal is left dangling, as if to pave the way for a sequel. But neither of these shortcomings detracts seriously from the enjoyment of the book. Fans of Cecily von Ziegesar's "Gossip Girl" series or Zoey Dean's "The A-List" series (both Little, Brown) will like this offering.-Catherine Ensley, Latah County Free Library District, Moscow, ID Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060731786
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/21/2006
Series:
Confessions of a Teen Nanny Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,445,388
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Victoria Ashton was born in New York and attended an elite private school. She has worked and played with the rich and famous and has seen it all—the good, the bad, and the completely outrageous. Victoria divides her time among New York City, the Hamptons, and London. She is also the author of Confessions of a Teen Nanny and Rich Girls.

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