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Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries TV Tie-in Edition
     

Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries TV Tie-in Edition

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by Candace Bushnell
 

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Candace Bushnell created Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. Now she lets teen readers—and adult fans—in on how it all started.
 
In Summer and the City, second in the Carrie Diaries series, small-town Connecticut girl Carrie Bradshaw arrives in Manhattan. She loves everything about the Big Apple in the 1980s—the

Overview

Candace Bushnell created Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. Now she lets teen readers—and adult fans—in on how it all started.
 
In Summer and the City, second in the Carrie Diaries series, small-town Connecticut girl Carrie Bradshaw arrives in Manhattan. She loves everything about the Big Apple in the 1980s—the club culture, the guys, the crazy fashions, her first real writing class, and most of all, her new friends Samantha Jones and Miranda Hobbes.
 
Anyone with a dream, or anyone who has wanted to create a fabulous new life, will want to follow Carrie’s adventures in glam, gritty New York City. AnnaSophia Robb stars as sixteen-year-old Carrie in the CW adaptation of the Carrie Diaries series.

Editorial Reviews

Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City fame wasn't always a stylish, socially adept New Yorker. In fact, as this standalone sequel to The Carrie Diaries shows, Carrie was once a frightened country girl worried about her chances of finding her way in the Big Apple. Now, in Summer and The City, she's settling into New York rhythms, taking a writing class, and meeting new friends, including two interesting young ladies named Samantha and Miranda!

Entertainment Weekly
“An enjoyable romp of a read.”
Los Angeles Times
Praise for THE CARRIE DIARIES: “An addictive, ingenious origin story.”
USA Today
“If ever a book resounded with positive messages for young people, it’s this one.”
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This novel picks up where the first Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries (HarperCollins, 2010), leaves off. Carrie Bradshaw has left her hometown behind, prepared to spend the summer before her freshman year at Brown taking a writing class at The New School. Upon arriving in Manhattan, she meets Samantha Jones, a true New York woman who essentially adopts this little sparrow of a person and inducts her into the high life, including a relationship with a much older man, famous writer Bernard. While Carrie's dalliances with Bernard are not always believable, her newfound friendship with the opinionated feminist Miranda Hobbes is. Their conversations about the opposite sex, while more frank than those in most YA literature, are in turn honest, probing, and comical. In addition to introducing readers to well-known characters from the book and TV series, this title offers up compelling secondary plotlines. Carrie's writing peers accurately capture the breadth of a collegiate writing class, from students with raw talent to those whose work is purely derivative. While this book clearly has a built-in audience of adult readers and older teens who are fans of the show and Bushnell's adult books, there's also something here for anyone who has ever wished to build a fabulous new life and, especially, for aspiring writers.—Jennifer Barnes, Malden Public Library, MA
Booklist
Praise for THE CARRIE DIARIES: “Fans will love this.”
ALA Booklist
“The 1980s Manhattan setting is vividly realized, while Carrie’s friendships, doubts, joys, and truisms are relatable and revealing for teens and recognizable for adults. Both audiences will flock to this installment, like Carrie to Chanel.”
Kirkus Reviews
The sequel to The Carrie Diaries (2010) continues the mid-80s adventures of Carrie Bradshaw, before her appearance in Bushnell's adult novels that led to the Sex and the City TV series and films. Seventeen-year-old Carrie has moved to New York City in the summer before she's slated to start at Brown University.She's signed up to take a writing course. When her rooming-house plans fall through, she instead moves in with the friend of a friend, fashionista Samantha—determinedly on the fast track to fame and fortune—and also meets Miranda, a fiery feminist. She falls headlong in love (or something that might resemble love) with jaded playwright Bernard, who implausibly convinces himself that Carrie's a trifle older than her true age. Since he's apparently not less than 30, even a few characters in this sexually lively bit of fluff find the relationship a little sketchy. In the semi-fantasy world of Bushnell's New York, alcohol flows freely, no one ever gets carded and everyone is sexually active in short-lived relationships they love to discuss later. Fans of the franchise will want to learn more of Carrie's coming-of-age experiences and will appreciate the sly wit that sometimes shines through—repartee at parties isoccasionally priceless; others might enjoy imagining themselves in Carrie's freewheeling demi-adult world. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062236906
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Series:
Carrie Diaries Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
638,409
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of The Carrie Diaries, Sex and The City, Lipstick Jungle, One Fifth Avenue, 4 Blondes, and Trading Up, which have sold millions of copies. Sex and The City was the basis for the HBO hit show and films of the same name. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television show on NBC. Candace lives in New York City.

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Summer and the City 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 264 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book from the Carrie Diaries Series! It has a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
MyRapunzal More than 1 year ago
Loved The Carrie Diaries. Love Summer twice as much.
OtotheD More than 1 year ago
Carrie Bradshaw is finally in New York City. It's where she's always wanted to be, and she just knows it's where she belongs. Summer & the City picks up right where The Carrie Diaries left off. Carrie is supposed to be attending Brown University in the fall at her father's insistence. He wants her to become a scientist or something that will take her places, but all Carrie dreams of is becoming a famous writer. In the last book he reluctantly agreed to let her stay in New York for the summer and attend a writing class, but only after she agrees to go to Brown in the fall. Carrie knows she is going to make it big. She has the whole summer to make her mark, and secure a place in the city. Once this happens, she is sure she can convince her father that New York is the place for her. In true Carrie fashion, things don't go exactly as she'd planned, but the lessons she learns and the friends she meets makes everything all worth it. If you are a fan of Sex & the City you have to read this book. While I enjoyed The Carrie Diaries, I LOVED this installment. This is where she first meets Samantha Jones and eventually Miranda Hobbes. Capote Duncan also plays a big role in this book. (As most of you SATC fans already know, Capote is in the very first episode of the TV series). There are definitely quite a few surprises in this book, and it is tons of fun to see who Samantha, Miranda and Carrie were as young women (Carrie is only 18 here). The back story gives a lot of insight into why the characters we fans know and love behave the way they do. This is a fresh take on Carrie & the girls, and I loved every word of it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An very satisfying read! Carrie's back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the first book was better but this book is very encouraging for people who want to chase their dreams
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got my hands on an advanced readers copy and I absolutely loved it! Read it in just a few days. If you are a fan of Carrie and Sex and the City, you will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes it is inappropriate but what do you expect. This is the prequal to Sex and the City, which by the way is WAY worse then this sexual wise anyways. I enjiyed this book and the Carrie Diaries and i LOVED Sex and the City and I loved hearing about Carrie and her friends when they were teens. The show is good as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Makes me want to watch the series all over again. Hope Candace writes a couplemore of these.
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I want more in this series.!
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I wouldve given this book a zero but we had to rate it.this book is tooooooo inapropriate i h8 it i wish it was never a book and like i said tooooooooooooooooo inapropriate
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Does it have sex
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