Title: The Carrie Diaries
Sequel: Summer and the City
Author: Candace Bushnell
No. of Pages: 389
Storyline: “Before Carrie Bradshaw hit the big time in the City, she was a regular girl growing up in the suburbs of Connecticut. How did she turn into one of the most-read social observers of our generation?
The Carrie Diaries opens up in Carrie’s senior year of high school. She and her best friends — Walt, Lali, Maggie, and the Mouse — are inseparable, amid the sea of Jens, Jocks and Jets. And then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. Sebastian is a bad boy-older, intriguing, and unpredictable. Carrie falls into the relationship that she was always supposed to have in high school-until a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything. With her high school days coming to a close, Carrie will realize it’s finally time to go after everything she ever wanted.
Rabid fans of Sex and the City will love seeing Carrie Bradshaw evolve from a regular girl into a sharp, insightful writer. They’ll learn about her family background — how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. We’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where the next Carrie Diaries book will take place.” as Goodreads describes.
Thoughts: We all know Carrie Bradshaw. The writer from the Sex and the City. But do we know how she used to be back in her teenage? The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to Summer and the City and Sex and the city novels. The book takes you to Carrie’s teenage year. It describes her first relationship and her first heartbreak and why and when she moved to New York. If you are expecting to read about Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, then you better stop expecting. It’s completely about Carrie. Carrie is in school and in her Hometown. At the end of the novel, she finally moves to New York. That’s where her real journey start but that’s where the novel ends. It’s a part 1 of the series.
Who should read this novel? If you, like me, are thinking to read this novel because SATC is such a great show, then DON’T. The novel is not even near it. You can’t compare the show with this novel. The show does seem so fascinating and bold but this novel isn’t for grown ups. The teenagers who are a fan of The Carrie Diaries show can read it. I would still prefer the show instead of the book. I found the book monotonous and very teenage-ish (if that’s even a word). May be that’s why I didn’t prefer to write the storyline myself. I’m never picking up any of the Candace Bushnell book. In my opinion, coming of age stories can be way much better than this.
You know the feeling you get after finishing a novel like ‘uh what? what was that? is that it?‘
And then you regret reading it and wasting your time on it.
The book was Meh!