The Carrie Diaries Hardcover – Apr 26 2010
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“Carrie’s sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“With wit and insight, Carrie chronicles her emotionally charged senior year at a small Connecticut high school.” (Publishers Weekly)
“It would have been easy to write a coming-of-age story about Carrie Bradshaw that ham-fistedly foreshadows everything fans of the franchise know will come to pass. But Bushnell nails something harder: telling another chapter in the story of a cherished character that stands on its own.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“An addictive, ingenious origin story.” (Los Angeles Times)
“Fans will love this.” (Booklist)
From the Back Cover
The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation.
Before Sex And The City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
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We first meet Carrie as she begins navigating her senior year. She feels like she's just biding time, waiting for her life to begin and is surrounded by her circle of friends. She knows what she wants and when Sebastian Kydd enters the picture, she falls for his charm while a friend's betrayal forces her to question everything.
There was just enough detail here about Carrie's history, but I didn't feel bombarded with foreshadowing of how she was going to turn out which was nice. Some things were obvious and integral to her story like her desire to be a writer, while others were hinted at such as her unique fashion style and others still took me by surprise, specifically her behaviour with Sebastian - but I won't give anything away! I loved reading her teenage theories on boys, dating and friendship and enjoyed even more that she wasn't part of the popular clique.
There were bits towards the end I thought were rushed through - where did prom go? The first half of the book is very detailed through to December and then January to June files by in the last part of the book with little happening during that time.Read more ›
When you start reading it you think: This is not Carrie! She lives with her dad and knows how to cook!
I guess that the TV show changed the story that was on the book, because this Carrie is too different in many ways, same personality though.
Seventeen-year-old Carrie is just beginning her senior year in high school, and like all girls she falls for the gorgeous bad boy, Sebastian Kydd. Before long, Carrie and Sebastian are a couple - and the envy of the popular girls, who harass Carrie and make her life harder than it needs to be.
Besides Carrie's hot-and-cold relationship with Sebastian, she also has to deal with a huge secret her best friend, Walt, is keeping, and a betrayal that threatens to ruin a lifelong friendship in an instant.
Fans of Sex and the City will enjoy this novel, as it gives a lot of information on Carrie's family life and what inspired her to become a writer. It also recounts how it is that Carrie arrived in New York all those years ago, which ties it in nicely with both Candace Bushnell's adult novels and the show.
Reviewed by: Angela S.
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Helps to pass the time on the beach. It's the only time I would read a book like this. An ok read.Published 20 months ago by StaceyJean
I love this book. It's very relatable!
However, the show is nothing like it and she's a bit more naive in the book.
5/5 stars for me
It was interesting to read about Carrie before sex and the city but enjoyed that book more. The t.v. series for "The Carrie Diaries "is a three star too. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kate
the book came on time and i was happy with its condition. great book for sex and the city fans. it answers any unanswered questions you may have about carriePublished on March 15 2013 by Shoegal818
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To start, I sort of feel like I was on the outside looking in. Read more
This was an amazing book, I loved it! I stayed up all night to finish it. I would definitly reccomend this.Published on Aug. 28 2011 by Ziggles
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun light read. I miss Sex and the City so much that this was a great way to learn about Carrie before she went to New York.. Read morePublished on May 11 2011 by Andrya
Does not match the tv series. Its like Bushnell forgot Carries history as she told it beforehand, like how she met Samantha is changed. DUMB!!! Read morePublished on March 1 2011 by J. Carlick
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