The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 389 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 38.1mm | 453.59g
  • Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061728918
  • 9780061728914
  • 75,886

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An addictive, ingenious origin story. --Los Angeles Times"
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"Carrie's sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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33,352 ratings
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4 30% (10,027)
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2 12% (3,856)
1 4% (1,285)

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THE CARRIE DIARIES follows Carrie Bradshaw pre-Sex and the City. Seventeen-year-old Carrie is just beginning her senior year in high school, and like all girls she falls for the gorgeous bad boy, Sebastian Kydd. Before long, Carrie and Sebastian are a couple - and the envy of the popular girls, who harass Carrie and make her life harder than it needs to be. Besides Carrie's hot-and-cold relationship with Sebastian, she also has to deal with a huge secret her best friend, Walt, is keeping, and a betrayal that threatens to ruin a lifelong friendship in an instant. Fans of Sex and the City will enjoy this novel, as it gives a lot of information on Carrie's family life and what inspired her to become a writer. It also recounts how it is that Carrie arrived in New York all those years ago, which ties it in nicely with both Candace Bushnell's adult novels and the more
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