Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review-The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Release Date: April 23, 2010
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 389
Source: Bought
Series: The Carrie Diaries #1

Rating from A+ to F: A-


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. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and 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 is the story of Carrie Bradshaw before Sex and the City. I found this book to be hilarious, and what really made it funny was all the drama inside of it! Candace Bushnell wrote a great book, and I enjoyed this chick-lit! 
There was a lot of dramatic events, especially between Carrie and her friend, Lali. That was probably what made me a little annoyed at the book: way too many events that were filled with drama. But, that was also what made it funny to me, so it was a win/lose situation. Carrie is a character who wants to be a writer, so this also tells the struggles of starting to become a writer in Carrie's life. The development in the characters was well written, I think Candace was able to help readers understand their personalities well. The only character I didn't quite get was Donna LaDonna and how Donna and Carrie could become such good friends after being rivals. I didn't like the ending that much, it confused me. The cover looks really cool, like a purse, and that was what drew me to buy this book! 
I think young adult book readers should check it out and see how you like it! You will not be disappointed in this book and you will definitely get a good laugh! Look for the sequel to this book: Summer and the City! I can't wait to see what happens to Carrie.
Plot- 18 out of 20 points.                                                                                                                                  
Characters- 14 out of 15 points.
Writing- 18 out of 20 points.
Creativity- 15 out of 15 points. 
Originality- 10 out of 10 points.
Ending- 13 out of 15 points.
Cover- 5 out of 5 points.
Equals: 93! 90-93 is an A-
Mild/Excessive Cursing
Mild/Excessive Sexual Content
Drug/Alcohol Use
Recommended for ages 14 and older. 

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, One Fifth Avenue, 4 Blondes, and Trading Up, which have sold millions of copies. Sex and the City was the basis for the HBO hit show and films of the same name. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television show on NBC. Candace lives in New York City. 

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