Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell

Title: Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel 
Author: Candace Bushnell
Genre: YA, chick lit
Balzer + Bray

Pages: 416
Series: Book 2

The Premise: Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps 
toward fulfilling her dream.

This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow"—as Samantha Jones dubs her— to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.

With her signature wit and sparkling humor, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.

Cover Commentary: What's better than a pinkish cover, the answer is easy, NOTHING! I love the colour pink and I love it more when I see it on a book cover. Chick Lit books are usually pink and that's another reason why I love them=) The theme of this new Carrie Bradshaw book is "summer" and pink is a good choice for an energic and fun time of the year. Also it's the best for the fashionable character Carrie Bradshaw.

Commentary: My first review on this blog is about the first book of the Carrie Diaries and as I said before I looovveee Sex and The City and the character Carrie Bradshaw. The show is genius and the characters, too. Now I am happy that we go back to the characters' past with this series.

In this book we continue exploring Carrie Bradshaw's past starting from where we left her in the first book: she is in New York now! I read the first book in a very short time and I loved it, now that I know the events are going to develop more and they are going to take place in New York I read it quicker!=)

I am happy to see how the Sex and the City characters come together and be friends. I enjoy reading the problems or fun moments more than anything. I enjoy seeing how Carrie Bradshaw deal with her writing problems and what she did for her career. 

This book is such a fun read and as I said in the first book, you can read this series without watching an episode of Sex and The City. This is a past for the characters, but you can enjoy this chick lit without knowing anything about them as you can learn more without the tv show in this series.

I recommend everyone who loves Candace Bushnell's genius writing and a fun reading of a chick lit.



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