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The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, Book 1)

The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Candace Bushnell
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Praise for ‘The Carrie Diaries’:
“Essential beach reading for all SATC fans.” Bliss

“The long-awaited prequel to ‘Sex and the City’… [is] an entertaining come-of-age story.” Tatler

“Ultimate must-read for fashionistas.” Sky Magazine

“A wonderfully gripping coming-of-age tale and we reckon it’s perfect material for the next SATC film – Book of the Month.” She

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


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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061728918
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (20 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003P2WJ36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,580 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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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Carrie - before Sex and the City... 30 April 2010
Okay, in order to read this book, there are a few rules.

Firstly, forget everything about that we learnt about Carrie's life pre SATC from the show. This includes the absent father, the losing of virginity on a pool table and Jeremy Conway. Yes, I love the show as much as anyone, but if you're constantly comparing the two (book and series) you'll be disappointed.

Secondly, forget about the Carrie from the original BOOK Sex and the City, because frankly, she's not as nice as SJP's CB, nor this teenage one in The Carrie Diaries.

Okay, still with me?

Carrie Bradshaw is seventeen years old and ready to start her life. Unfortunately, various inconvieniencies keep getting in the way. She has to complete senior year of high school, her friend's seem to be growing apart, and Sebastian Kydd arrives in Castlebury.

What I loved about this book was the fact that there is no direct references to future Carrie. After all, she's still growing up and finding things out for herself - she's not become 'Carrie Bradshaw' yet. However, there are obviously hints to the person she is - the trouble with guys, the love of fashion, the loyalty in her friendships. It's all there. You can see how she grew up from dreaming of becoming a writer in New York to actually achieving it.

This is for teens, but I think fans of the show will enjoy it, as long as they don't get too upset about the changes in plot. What's great about Candace Bushnell is that it's like she's still at high school. Everything that teenagers worry about in their life is there - the frustration of basically just exisiting, the waiting to actually do something with your life, the concerns and worries that we all had(or have had).

The teenage Carrie Bradshaw is, after all, a teenager.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Cover is Pretty 18 Aug 2011
As a true SATC ( Sex and the City Fan) I love everything about the shows, books and films, so I was excited when it came out.

I read it in one night.

It is what you would expect. It is Carrie growing up as a teenager and true to the title it was like reading a teenage girls diary - so I guess that was executed well.

I actually drooled over the book cover as it brought out my girly side as an adult woman. The handbag is a raised 3D style on the front of the hardback.

I liked the ending. Of course, that will not be revealed.

I am yet to buy the prequel now, unless I can convince someone to buy it me as a present..
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4.0 out of 5 stars love it!!!!!!! 26 Jun 2014
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Anyone who loves Sex and the City will love this.... Carrie before Jimmy Choo's!!!!

Just downloaded book 2 can't wait to see what Carrie gets up to next!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Slightly slow 29 May 2014
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I was expecting a lot from this book because of the series.

I read all the time, however this one this very testing.

Not half as good as I thought
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy 4 April 2014
By grace
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Loved this book so much can't wait until I get the second book of it 👌 couldn't stop reading 😊
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun! 28 Feb 2014
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Really good book, loved the characters and bought the second book straight after, Bushnells makes sure not to leave out any details and connects it well with sex and the city too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 18 Feb 2014
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When I recieved my item I got it on the date that it was due and it was in next to new condition.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 13 Feb 2014
By Bullen
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you're a huge SITC fan you might like this, but I didnt think much of it. For me it just felt like a way to squeeze more money out of the franchise (which it is, really)
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