July 11, 2010

The Carrie Diaries

Ever wondered how Carrie’s life was before Sex and the City?  Ever wondered if Carrie was always a fashionista writer with relationship tales? The Carrie Diaries is a coming-of-age story of an iconic character named Carrie Bradshaw.

Carrie grew up in a small town named Castlebury. She always knew she wanted more. The book focuses on her senior year of high school and her evolving into a writer. Some parts of the story brought back memories of my own senior high school days. I’ve had some of the same conversations with friends. Some parts reminded me of everyone but the Carrie we’ve grown to know and love. There are inconsistencies that cannot be overlooked. For instance, Carrie lives with her father and sisters after her mom passed away. But in the famous TV series, her father was absent in her life. Perhaps the book is better for young adults who didn’t watch the SATC series.

On the other hand, it’s a great “public read.” Public reads are what I call books that I am not ashamed to read in public. Qualifying factors include book titles and cover art. The Carrie Diaries is a cute feminine cover that resembles a brand name clutch. Underneath the book jacket is a hardcover design of “CB” initial logo. Very chic and fashionable, and eligible for a public read.

If you are looking to read how Carrie’s life was before the SATC book, TV series, and movies, then you will be disappointed. It a high school story about a high school girl dealing with regular high school drama.

Rating: ♥♥♥

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