Dan Beligoy Beligoy itibaren Dom Joaquim - MG, Brezilya
"Minding Ben" is the rare novel that reads like a memoir. Sixteen year old Grace emigrates to the US from Trinidad on the promise of work as a nanny for her cousin. As the story unfolds, Grace faces various trials and tribulations, not the least of which is working for Sol and Miriam Bruckner. It is interesting to see how the will to remain in America overshadows all other needs for Grace. She is treated poorly, made fun of, unappreciated, and under paid. Yet, she remains in New York against all odds. The message about elitism and how the rich treat their "help" could have been further developed. Overall, a good, quick read.