The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

The Carrie Diaries

Written by Candace Bushnell
Part of the The Carrie Diaries Series

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This terrific teen prequel to ‘Sex and the City’ is a sexy, funny, coming-of-age and totally engaging look at how Carrie became THE Carrie Bradshaw.

She was just a regular girl growing up in Connecticut. We meet her here in her senior year of high school. She and her best friends are inseparable and then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. Sebastian is a bad boy – older, intriguing and unpredictable. Carrie falls into the relationship until a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.


The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation. Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school.


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

About the Author

Candace Bushnell

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.

Author photo: Wendy Carlson

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416 pages


Candace Bushnell
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th April 2011




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