"The Carrie Diaries" by Candace Bushnell

Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl with big-city aspirations. As her senior year of high school approaches, Carrie dreams of starting real life as a writer in New York City. But before that can happen, she will learn some valuable lessons about friendship and love.

The Carrie Diaries is the story of how Carrie Bradshaw became the woman Sex and the City fans know and love. In her senior year, her life is changed forever when a new boy comes into her life and a friend's betrayal makes her view the world in a different way.

Women of all ages who may not be familiar with the television show will be able to relate to this story, reminded of what life in high school was like and how it shaped the women we are today. This book also shows young girls that high school is only a moment in our lives and how important it is to find our own, authentic voice. The book stands alone from the television show so those who did not watch the show will still find it enjoyable.

Sex and the City fans will love this book. Through it we learn more about Carrie's family and how she became the writer she is. Candace Bushnell has skillfully weaved the beginnings of the woman we know into the story and readers will enjoy seeing glimpses of the New York City Carrie Bradshaw in this young woman. The ending will put a smile on reader's faces as Carrie arrives in New York City and transforms into the woman we all came to know and love on television.


  1. I saw the movie I think the book sounds more interesting thanks for reviewing this book

  2. Great review. I loved that I can recognize the character. It's sad, but the show made the character, not the Sex and the City book.

  3. Terrific review! Looking forward to reading this one. Thanks....just hopping by

  4. I'm so excited to read this book! :) I have it on hold at the library - thanks for the review!!

  5. I love Sex and the City and I love Carrie! After watching the TV series, I attempted to read the novel and gave up after 30 or so pages. I am interested in reading The Carrie Diaries to learn more about Carrie's past. Sounds like one I would enjoy. Thanks for the review.


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