Summer and the City (Carrie Diaries Series #2)

Summer and the City (Carrie Diaries Series #2)

by Candace Bushnell

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ISBN-13: 9780061729003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Series: Carrie Diaries Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 409
Sales rank: 284,925
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About 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. 269 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.
booktwirps on LibraryThing 2 days 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!
bearette24 on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Loved this! Candace Bushnell takes us back to the 80s in New York City, when Carrie Bradshaw is 18, ambitious and fresh from Connecticut. We meet Samantha, Miranda and finally, Charlotte. This book captures the spirit of SATC much better than, ironically enough, Bushnell's original book, Sex and the City. She has really come along as a writer, discarding any claims to pretension and writing honestly about women, men and finding your way. I can't wait to read the next one.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 2 days ago
I really loving the beginnings of these four girls. I love the TV show so when I heard about this new book series I knew I had to read it. The book series is about the same as the show just as young ladies. As the reader, you see the beginning of how the fours girls meet, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte.So this first book, The Carrie Diaries show the humbling beginning of Carrie Bradshaw. I love learning about her young self and how she came to be. This next book picks up right where it left off, Carrie finally in the Big Apple, New York City and on the door steps of Samantha Jones. I loved Carrie growing up in the city. She took it to right away and Samantha, of course you got to love her! To see where she started and to get into their lovely conversation is like being in the book myself. Carrie had to grow up fast in the city and she did.I like how in this book it shows Carrie struggling as a writer. She has trouble writing, trouble getting published, etc. Samantha is a go getter and quickly got Carrie on the right track with some very wrong people. Carrie took her first step in a relationship, with an way older man, and took to the route to adult hood. Some things I was shocked that Carrie would do but she is learning. The book also showed where Carrie form her smoking habit. LOLAs I said before this book is just like the TV series but with a 18 yr old Carrie. There are some very adult situations in the book so I recommend for an older YA audience, though the book will have you laughing, gasping, and just plain ol' good old drama!
SharonLong on LibraryThing 2 days ago
There's nothing really new here. A young Carrie takes on New York in her first summer in the city. Familiar characters from the television series make their debut and New York serves as a character inits own right. A beach read - quick and fun.
RJGonzales on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Sex. Love. New York. What more could you ask for?In this equally satisfying sequel to The Carrie Diaries we meet up with Carrie immediately where the first novel left off. Now in New York, Carrie has trouble getting used to such a big city and learning to maneuver her way through the land of "dreamers, big lights, and yellow taxis" that line the noisy yet utterly breathtaking crowded city that she intends to make her new home.Some scenes dragged and there were a few moments of "huh?" but the steaminess that is built up¿and the naughty/adult satire and wise words that can only be delivered by Ms. Samantha Jones, make up for it!Fans of both the show/movies or even those wanting to give it a try will be finish this novel (which doesn't entirely follow HBO's version of Sex and the City, but more of the novels) feeling refreshed and wanting more. I can't wait to see if Candace Bushnell has more Carrie Diaries novels in store for us.
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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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