Sunday, 24 February 2013

Summer and the City (Book review No. 2)

Notice my lack of reviews this new year? This is not because I have given up the written word, far from it. I have a stack of books awaiting my thoughts. I just haven't felt the need to review any.

So it all changed with this one.

You may or may not know that I am a Huge Sex & the City fan. Remember when I got excited about The Carrie Diaries book and reviewed it way back in early 2011?

Well it seems that there is a second book to The Carrie Diaries and so I took it upon myself to make it mine.

summer and the city book

Meet teenage Carrie Bradshaw as she hits the bright lights, big city of New York for the very first time! Find out how Carrie transforms from country girl to super-cool fashionista in the second explosive CARRIE DIARIES novel from the globally bestselling author of SEX AND THE CITY. Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it - the crazy characters in her neighbourhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. This sequel to THE CARRIE DIARIES brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow" - as Samantha Jones dubs her - to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realises that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined. With her signature wit and sparkling humour, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of the New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.

This book begins the day after Carrie meets Samantha in NYC. The day after The Carrie Diaries ends.

Carrie is attending a writing class whilst finding her way in NYC. Meeting her fellow Sex & the City girlfriends throughout the book (although she doesn't meet Charlotte till the end) meeting colourful characters, getting invited to cool parties, it’s every 17yr olds dream.

I would have to say nothing spectacular happens in this book, there is no edge of your seat must read plot. For anyone who isn’t a fan of Carrie to start with, they would probably find this novel a bit on the ‘eh’ side. The real pull of this book is the fact that we are meeting Carrie as she becomes the woman we all know and love in SATC.

I have become aware that my friends across the pond are getting to watch The Carrie Diaries on TV and this makes me sad and also a bit green. Can I come over and we can put our PJ’s on and watch it?


1 comment:

  1. You can totally come over and watch with me Claire, it's a super good show!