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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The Carrie Diaries Book Series:

What exists here is either a massive retcon of the tv series, or author Candace Bushnell decided that the Carrie she wrote the original Sex and darrie City had a very different past that she'[d never covered. But, if you are like me and really enjoyed the show Sex and the City, it is very hard to see the familiar TV Carrie inside the written world, not even as a younger version of herself.

What I Didn’t Like: May 21, Cisz Strasters rated it really liked it. That experience was humiliating and she was ashamed. The thirst for power, for social prominence, and for marriages that are successful—at least to the public eye. With her high school days coming to a close, Carrie will realize it’s teh time to go after everything she ever wanted. I’d probably pick up the next book in the series sometime in the future. 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.

Oct 18, Ricarda rated caarrie liked it. It did deal with the topics it tackled well, though I felt it left the lgbt storyline vushnell a bit which was disappointing – I would have liked to see it go alot more places.


The Carrie Diaries Series by Candace Bushnell

Bushnell serves as an executive producer on the show. It basically follows Carrie Bradshaw, a school senior who’s dealing with typical teenage drama – boyfriends, school prom, mean friends, dysfunctional families and the looming, uncertain future. I loved reliving the soaring highs and the devastating lows of first love. Nov 02, Jennifer Wardrip marked it as to-read-i-own-it Shelves: What spurred her fascination with bad boys and high fashion? The Carrie Diaries is about a girl Carrie as she goes through life… finishes her la There are some books that inspire you — that make you want to do something amazing.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Summer and the City. A lot happened in the last few chapters and I couldn’t keep the book down. I was hoping for a guilty pleasure in reading this, but it was more like a total waste of time.

Refresh and try again. I liked that she was challenged by both friend and foe for her behaviours and that she was not presented as being ultimately errorless.

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Friends, dating, family drama, peer pressure, you name it – Candave experiences it all and with her usual candor, optimism, and sensitivity.

Views Read Edit View history. I have no idea what Bushnell was trying to do with this. Actually, that same concept was analysed and critiqued in The Carrie Diaries and for that I’m appreciative. M So far, this is not the Carrie I know Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Also, she’s bizarrely an excellent cook, whereas in the show it’s often mentioned how she never cooks and uses her oven to store sweaters. I really liked that and that’s what brought my rating up to 3.


Too bad she chose to produce this.

But it was fun. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Only if the pace was faster, I would have enjoyed it some more.

The Carrie Diaries

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!! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bushnell serves as an executive producer on the show.

I enjoyed it, though. Now, I do realize that this is a YA book and this is somewhat common in YA, but considering Carrie Bradshaw, later in her life, becomes a person that people come to for advice, it would have been more believable had she shown some wisdom here too. Feb 26, Love Fool rated it really liked it. The appeal of the shows I haven’t watched episodes of The Carrie Diaries aren’t here for you to find, but a solid young adult read is.

But Carrie’s ability to pick herself up, brush herself off, and keep on smiling despite the dark clouds above her head, makes her a role model for women, young and old, to look up to.

Other books in the series. Life’s canndace short, right? And then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. It’s too slow and inwardly-focused for the Sweet Valley High crowd, and as a teen novel for adults Secret History, Prep, etc.