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Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries, Book 2)

Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries, Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Candace Bushnell
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Praise for ‘Sex and the City’:
“Jane Austen with a Martini.” Sunday Telegraph

“Intriguing and highly entertaining.” Helen Fielding, author of ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary

“Hilarious… a compulsively readable book, served up in bite-sized chunks of irrepressible irreverence.” Marie Claire

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 505 KB
  • Print Length: 421 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061728934
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (28 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WC07T6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Candace Bushnell is the best-selling author of 'Sex and the City' - the global phenomenon that began as a column in the New York Observer and went on to become an HBO cult hit TV series, best-selling novel and a box office smash in 2008 (with a sequel released May 2010). She is married and lives in Manhattan.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie's New York Party Starts Here... 25 April 2011
Following on from the success of the first Sex and the City prequel, Candace Bushnell has written another surefire (what does surefire even mean?) hit. After the events of the last book, Carrie's finally made it to New York, attending a real writing program, navigating her way around Manhattan and (most importantly) she's meeting people, aided by the surprise cliffhanger at the end of The Carrie Diares, Samantha Jones! :D

Once again, along with its predecessor, I loved it! Carrie's on her way to becoming the Carrie we first met in 1998, but she's still a teenager - something fans both old and new can appreciate. The introductions of Samantha and particuarly Miranda have you laughing out loud. And for those who were genuinely distraught at the theft of Carrie's 'Carrie' bag, don't worry!

Bushnell has a truly unique writing style, something that is instantly readable but not dumbed down or simplified. She has Carrie's ponderings about friendships, men and Manhattan drawn perfectly, and the general characterization of other people within the story is truly unique.

Carrie's teenage voice is so relatable, and I can admit that in the year between the publications of both The Carrie Diaries and Summer and the City, it actually felt like I was waiting for a catch up with a old friend. This is what Bushnell's writing does so well - she makes you geuninely care for the characters and want to know more about them.

And once again, the ending of the book is just PERFECT, I am a little ashamed to say I squealed a little bit. Signed up to write another two books for teenage audiences, one can only hope Bushnell continues with Carrie.

Get carried away!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read it in two days. 24 May 2011
i was apprehensive when i purchased 'Summer and the city' and id read good and bad reviews. however i read the book in two days. i loved it. im a big fan of sex and the city and i would recommend any one who loves the show will love the book. the book has carrie arriving in new york and explains how she met samantha, miranda and charlotte. its a must read. im looking forward to what Candace Bushnell has next in store for Carrie's Diaries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 18 Aug 2011
By Harlow
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I've read a few of Candace Bushnell's books now and
This has been my favourite. Summer in a City is a funny, easy read and would make a good holiday book. It is the story of how Carrie met Miranda and Samantha. A fun read and worth readimg if you like the Carrie Diaries (1).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars young carrie Bradshaw 8 May 2014
By Michell
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Excellent prequel to the sex and the city show. We find out how the girls met and carries childhood into coming of age 18. I would recommend this to fans of the TV show
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 5 Mar 2014
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captivating and inspiring read. it makes you want to drop everything and run to new York to be a writer.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A poor performance by an otherwise great author 24 Jun 2011
This was a very disappointing book. I usually love books by this author, I particularly LOVED One Fifth Avenue and Trading Up. I wouldn't doubt if this novel was written in one of those situations where the author got a huge advance for this as the second to The Carrie Diaries and it seemed rushed off & poorly written. I am a huge fan of Sex and the City, but unfortunately the character of Carrie in this novel makes me re-consider my opinion of her completely. Whilst not wanting to give the storyline away I fully agree with the references the author makes to the opinion of Carrie (by her school friends) as being shallow, spoiled, and quite frankly completely uninteresting. At least other main characters in her novels - whilst often mean or unbearable actually have a personality &/or an emotive strain you can completely relate to. Very Disappointed Ms Bushnell!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading 19 Jun 2014
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Purchased this book for something easy to read whilst I'm three days overdue on the arrival of our first baby. Kept me adequately busy for a day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A top of must read books list for everyone 23 May 2014
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Totally couldn't put it down just loved everything about it
I even felt as if I was there I'm New York with Carrie
It's a totally get yourself lost in book and never let me down for one minute after I found the Carrie Diaries as amazing as this one
Must have read after the Carrie Diaries xx
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie is back!
Great book for Carrie lovers :) After "The Carrie diaries" we can see how her life in the big city begin. The book is funny sometimes and realistic in some situations. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Anna B
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
I'm shocked at how much I got into this book: it's so entertaining. Each character is presented perfectly. Perfect for fans of SITC
Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Was looking forward to the follow-up to book 1 to see what happened in her New York adventure, but was left a bit flat as nothing much really happened. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Suri
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and sexy and funny! Sex and the city is back!
I really enjoyed the book , I can't wait for the next one! Carrie , Miranda and Samantha are brilliant characters and Candace has done amazing job describing beginning of their... Read more
Published 9 months ago by justyna chrobot
4.0 out of 5 stars summer in the city
very nice book and good read, especially good if you enjoyed the Carrie diaries book. A big fan of Candice Bushnell.
Published 10 months ago by EmilyJxx
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect prequel to how it all started...
After reading the previous prequel to Sex and the City, I couldn't wait to continue Carrie's journey, now set in New York. Read more
Published 11 months ago by MD
5.0 out of 5 stars Summer in the city
I really enjoyed this book could have read more wish there was a part three hopefully a film will be made
Published 11 months ago by laboutin
4.0 out of 5 stars SATC Gold!
Fans of the original SATC book and the original TV series will love everything about this - the writing style, the wit, the parties, the kooky fashion, the good/bad sexual... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE
I have loved the 2 additions to The Carrie Diaries. Such a fun,easy read.
Candace please write more soon.
Published 12 months ago by lauren griffiths
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