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 in May 2010. She is married and lives in Manhattan.
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
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 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.