‘They called me a terrorist! Do I look like a terrorist? I don’t even go to church. I was Canada’s biggest babysitter! I was Justin’s Nanny!’” – I Was Justin’s Nanny by David Belisle
(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
And that’s exactly where the book starts. You find Marie Bellehumeur being questioned and you are left to wonder what happened. Out of pure luck, Marie had found herself working for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Prudhomme as a nanny for his children. Nothing is as perfect as it seems with so many problems piling up. With terrorism, immigration and even the new President of the United States, Ronald Stump, trying to cash in on the situation, Justin and his wife are incredibly busy. Will the new nanny be able to handle her new life with the Prudhommes?
I was Justin’s Nanny is a dirty laundry political satire. It is full of exaggerated humor which was definitely not something I was used to reading but I thought it was pretty funny. Being Canadian myself, I appreciated a lot of the Canadian humor and even though I’m not too knowledgeable when it comes to politics, I didn’t have any trouble following this book. The light humor was very uplifting and made everything seem much less serious than it really is. I could definitely picture this in form of a play. It would be so funny to watch Marie and her crazy antics. She truly made the story. Though satires aren’t usually my cup of tea, I will gladly admit that I had some laughs and I believe that it would be a great book for those who are wanting to read satirical humor.
I was glad to have had the opportunity to read this book. The scene with the poutine made me laugh!
I give this book a 3 out of 5 rating!