The Carrie Diaries

by Candace Bushnell

Part of the The Carrie Diaries Series

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LoveReading View on The Carrie Diaries

February 2011 Guest Editor Carmen Reid on Candace Bushnell...

I’m crazy about Candace. How does her writing compare to the SATC TV series? The TV series is M&Ms and Candace is like silky, sinful, 70% pure dark chocolate. My favourite of her books is One Fifth Avenue: so glitteringly sophisticated and hard-edged. This is New York in the Noughties and so prophetic of the downturn. It’s packed with bad girls, ambitious girls, larger-than-life girls. But for teen romance The Carrie Diaries is a wonderful whirl. It’s Carrie: the high school years and Candace absolutely captures the huge, emotional punch of first love. The agony and fantasy as Carrie longs for Sebastian. The ecstasy when she has him. The inevitable tragedy of losing him... and to her best friend. It’s wonderful!

 

May 2010 Book of the Month.

 

The Lovereading view...

This terrific teen prequel to ‘Sex and the City’ is a sexy, funny, coming-of-age and totally engaging look at how Carrie became THE Carrie Bradshaw.  She was just a regular girl growing up in Connecticut.  We meet her here in her senior year of high school.  She and her best friends are inseparable and then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture.  Sebastian is a bad boy – older, intriguing and unpredictable.  Carrie falls into the relationship until 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. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

The Carrie Diaries Synopsis

 

Meet Carrie Bradshaw before 'Sex and the City!' 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. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

The Carrie Diaries Press Reviews

Praise for 'Sex and the City':

 

'Jane Austen with a Martini.' Sunday Telegraph

 

'Intriguing and highly entertaining.' Helen Fielding, author of 'Bridget Jones's Diary

 

'Hilarious! a compulsively readable book, served up in bite-sized chunks of irrepressible irreverence.' Marie Claire

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ISBN: 9780007312078
Publication date: 28/04/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007312061
Publication date: 29/04/2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007312078
Publication date: 28th April 2011
Author: Candace Bushnell
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Candace Bushnell

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