The Carrie Diaries

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The Carrie Diaries

Carrie lives at home with her father and two younger sisters after her mother dies. She wishes to be a writer but has no practical experience. After a traumatic experience involving meeting her mother's favorite author, Carrie vows to prove the author wrong and be successful. A longtime crush, Sebastian Kydd, finally asks her out. None of Carrie's friends can believe it since Sebastian is the school's "bad boy". Carrie's father also makes her go out with a Brown University student named George. After discovering that one of George's relatives is a writer, Carrie is eager to meet her. Her eagerness quickly turns to disappointment when Carrie discovers that it is the same writer who years ago tried to squash her dreams. But the author may have changed her opinion of Carrie's writing. A friend's betrayal shocks and dismays her. Will Carrie be able to overcome personal difficulties and find a way to make her dreams of writing come true?

This was an entertaining book that I was unable to put down once I started reading. It was interesting to read about her as a teenager. While I've never seen any of the Sex and the City episodes, the book left me wanting to watch the show. The book was easily read as a standalone with no previous knowledge of Carrie Bradshaw and is suitable for teenagers and adults alike. For all fans of Sex and the City, this is a definite must read!!!!

Book Blurb for The Carrie Diaries

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.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2010 4.25