Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book of the Moment: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

The Carrie Diaries is the story of the iconic Carrie Bradshaw BEFORE Sex and The City, by the amazing writer, Candace Bushnell.

It senior year for Ms. Carrie Bradshaw and she is STILL yet to have an official boyfriend and to feel like she is an actual writer. Senior year just looks another year down the boring drain of high school. But then Sebastian Kydd moves back into Carrie's life, causing cases that Carrie never would have seen her self in before. He has a bad boy swag and looks that could kill and slowly, Carrie seems to realize that maybe this little bad boy may have the hots for her...
With a new cast of characters and problems that eventually make Carrie, Carrie, Ms. Bradshaw discovers that sometimes the oldest of friends can betray you and that you must believe in your self in order to always reach the top. This is the story of how one of the most influential characters of our century came to be.

Admit it. We've all seen at least ONE episode of Sex and The City. I mean, to live and breath in this world, everyone has at least seen or heard of Sex and The City. Some people in this world say that Carrie Bradshaw is even as influential as Obama. Some say maybe even more influential.

I am definitely going to admit that I have seen MORE than a few episodes and have watched both the movies in joy! I love Carrie Bradshaw and it was awesome to know that she was created first by the author Candace Bushnell. With out her, there would be no Sex and The City. GASP. How could the world revolve with Ms. Bradshaw? Hopefully, we will never find out.

I loved reading about Carrie's origin and how she eventually came to New York to start her buzzing single lifestyle! Carrie wasn't the popular girl per say, but more of the intellectual girl that would "go places" later in life. And indeed she did. Carrie is a smart ass, different, and relatable to any girl! Then there is Sebastian Kydd...
Oh Mr. Kydd. I also got to see how Ms. Carrie acquired her taste for men and what her preferences were long ago! And let me tell you...they were dirt bags.

You can also see Carrie grow and mature through this book because of the choices she makes. The good and the bad.

I admit that I thought the book was kind of slow in the beginning but then it picked up towards the middle and totally captured me! It's in first person narrative, so that also helps. This book was easy to read and I had so much fun doing so! Plus the ending of this book is probably one of the best endings I have EVER read. It was so good! Just a few sentences wrap up so many little surprises and fun.

This book is definitely worth reading. especially to all of those legions of Sex and The City fans!

I give it a 5 out of 5 CHEWS.

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