Sunday, 16 January 2011

Book Review No 2!


Oh yes…I’m on a roll…

This week’s book..


Meet Carrie Bradshaw before ‘Sex and the City!’

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 girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself, and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. 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. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

Was I excited to find this book that I never even knew existed until I stumbled across it?! Yep you could say that!

First 5 sentences..They say a lot can happen in a summer.  Or not.  It’s the first day of senior year, and as far as I can tell, I’m exactly the same as I was last year.  And so is my best friend, Lali.   ‘Don’t forget, Bradley, we have to get boyfriends this year,’ she says, starting the engine of the red pickup truck she inherited from one of her older brothers.

Where I got my hands on it.. A cheap bookstore, hence the reason I have it in hardback which is usually a no-no

The cover...I’m not loving. Too gold. Too shiny..toooo…dare I say it…cheap looking for our Carrie.

Made me want to..Put my Pj’s on, open a bottle of Rose, and watch the entire series 1-6 again, & when that’s done, the two films. Back to back.  Then go out to a gay bar and find a gay best friend. Or ten. :)

Who’s the lucky duck that’s getting it next?..  I think I may swap it for the 2nd film with my niece :)

I think this book is actually aimed at a Young Adult audience, and as such is a great coming of age novel in it’s own right, but as a HUGE fan of Sex and the City I couldn’t understand why I had never heard of this book, and couldn’t wait to read it, which is, I suppose the prequel to the series.  It follows Carrie through her senior year, her trouble with boys, family (who knew she even had 2 sisters?) and her dreaming of becoming a writer.  The book ends with her landing in New York City and coming into contact with one of her future best friends.

I hear there is another book to follow, I’ll definitely be reading it 


  1. hello there! what a lovely little book review(: how wonderful! so glad i found your blog and dropped by for a visit(:


  2. I hope my local library has this!

  3. Sounds good! I've actually never read any of the Sex and the City books but this sounds fun!

  4. Great review! I'm really wanting to read this one, so thank you!

  5. I love me some Sex and the City!

  6. I totally have that book and have yet to read it. I gotta make the time soon!

  7. I wasn't aware of this, will have to look out for it.