Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Mayer, Melody.
New York : Delacorte, 205
ISBN 0385903006
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Three girls all have different paths to their jobs.  Kiley McCann dreams of going to college to become a marine biologist.  But there is no money.  Lydia Chandler doesn't want to live with her parents in the Amazon so she jumps at the chance to work for her aunt.  And Esme Castaneda longs to get out of the poverty, gangs and violence of her Echo Park home and is delighted with the job offer.  All these girls have taken jobs as nannies for wealthy California families.  The girls meet at the Brentwood Country Club and become good friends.  But living in wealthy homes can change anyone.  How will these girls handle their new lives working for the rich and famous?
SUBJECTS:     Nannies -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Self-confidence -- Fiction.
                        Wealth -- Fiction.
                        Beverly Hills (Calif.) -- Fiction.
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