The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, #1), Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries, #2), The Carrie Diaries Complete Collection: The Carrie Diaries, S. 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. The first loves and closest friendships of Carrie Bradshaw, one of the most iconic characters of her generation, in two bestselling books by Candace Bushnell.

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And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend. The lack of depth in the characters just made it that much worse. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And I have only seen one or two of The Carrie Diaries but it didn’t really matter. Bushnell’s third novel, Trading Up is a wickedly funny social satire about a lingerie model whose reach exceeds her grasp and whose new-found celebrity has gone to her head.

View all 6 comments. This article is about the book. But Bushnell nails something harder: 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.

She lets her emotions rule her and reacts in ways not unlike how girls do today, which makes this book relatable.

The Carrie Diaries received generally favorable reviews. The book helped me relate more to teen Carrie growing from teen to adult; but made me watch the adult Carrie go through every drama, make out, girl chat and stiletto purchase all again – I do love it Summer and the City Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet.

How did she turn into one of the most-read social observers of our generation? It doesn’t paint this beautiful picture of high The Carrie Diaries, is the prequel to the epic book series, Sex and the City.


Everything was normal until a new hot kid arrives at their school and of course gushnell single girl drools over him.

I also which the characters had been fleshed out alot more, especially some of the central supporting characters. These issues vary from having a problematic sister to an unfaithful boyfriend that at points make her life a living hell.

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The last line in the book made me howl with laughter — and I am not a howler! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Carrie Diaries, is the prequel to the epic book series, Sex and the City. Scott Fitzgerald illuminated in his Jazz Age tales. Open Preview See a Problem? Fans in need of a Sex in the City fix will love seeing Carrie evolve from an awkward teen carrid a quick-witted, insightful writer. Former Sex and the City writer Amy B. I liked that a lot because in some books, the characters are somewhat fictional and it makes it hard to relate but this time it was different and it made me enjoy the reading a lot more.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I enjoyed it, though. Retrieved July 15, Book 2 of 2.

The Carrie Diaries Series by Candace Bushnell

Too bad she chose to produce this. Another is the ridiculous joy that is Sex and the City.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What czrrie here is either a massive retcon of the tv series, or author Candace Bushnell decided that the Carrie she wrote the original Sex and the City had a very different past that she'[d never covered. The problems of the characters were really, really trivial. The stickier question is why acndace change your essential self in order to please the one you love?

In the series, she re-dates her hig I have plenty diarries guilty pleasures and even though I call them that, I try not to feel too guilty about them.

I loved reliving the soaring highs and the devastating lows of first love. I wasn’t able to form a strong opinion about the book as I went in and by the end of it, not much had changed. The book introduced the nation to “modelizers,” “toxic bachelors” and the women who are looking for Mr.


I guess that if there had been a movie about the book, it would have been harder to make up the faces of the characters in my mind. I often find it disappointing how contemporary books dehumanise and vilify “pretty girls” generally because they are. Retrieved from ” https: What spurred her fascination with bad boys and high fashion?

The Carrie Diaries Book Series:

The thirst for power, for social prominence, and for marriages that are successful—at least to the public eye. In Septemberit was officially announced that The CW was moving forward with a television series as a prequel to the original series, based on The Carrie Diaries.

Friends, dating, family drama, peer pressure, you name it – Carrie experiences it all and with her usual candor, optimism, and sensitivity. Summer is a magical time in Diaried York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet.

The Carrie Diaries

So reading The Carrie Diaries was like combining the two in one ultimate dream! Joel Ryan of the Los Angeles Times gave the novel a positive review, calling it “[a]n addictive, ingenious origin story”, while asserting that the brilliance of the book is that “sex is really beside the point. Archived from the original on June 23, Retrieved March 19, On a side note I was so happy Sebastian didn’t end up with Carrie and he wasn’t glorified because he was so shitty!! Hopefully, this would be explored and written more about in the next book.

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