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The Carrie Diaries
by Candace Bushnell
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
NO. PAGES: 400
GENRE{S}: Realistic Fiction
SERIES: The Carrie Diaries
SEQUEL: Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries, Book 2)
ISBN: 0061728918
READ & REVIEWED BY: Eden - StorySnoop

The Story
The Carrie Diaries—Book Review

Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl, dying to move out and get on with her "real life." But she has to get through her senior year first. Carrie and her girl friends have been buddies for forever, but when prep-school bad boy Sabastian Kydd comes back into town, things start to change, and Carrie is betrayed by one of her inner circle. Carrie's fans will learn about her family background, and how her friendships and high school experiences helped her become the smart writer and independent city girl that they know and love.
The Scoop
The Carrie Diaries—Book Review
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The Carrie Diaries will appeal to older teen girls, who may or may not have seen Sex and the City (for the high school drama alone!), and their moms who are longtime fans. Young Carrie is a quirky, outspoken, and smart girl navigating her final year in high school, and working through a relationship that she senses is probably not right for her, but doesn't want to let go. There is a good lesson about not giving up who you are to please a boy, and there are musings about feminism that Carrie has been curious about since she was a child. The girls' behavior is a younger, somewhat cleaner version of what takes place on the TV show. Several girls lose their virginity, and there is much general discussion of "having sex," though no graphic descriptions. One male character comes out as gay, and is supported by his friends. There is plenty of underage drinking in bars (drinking age was eighteen at the time), and most of the teens smoke fairly regularly. Language is graphic (f-ck, b-tch, sh-t). Fans will enjoy the glimpses they see of the future Carrie, her trademark fashion sense and her passion for writing.
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