The Carrie Diaries - 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. 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. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.


This book was perfect for those who love books set in high school and books with very strong characters.


Carrie's experience writing for the school newspaper was quite amusing. I loved that the teacher thought she was going to be just another senior needing something on their college applications,


The eighties setting was a lot of fun. Their college application process was so different and I was highly entertained by the way Carrie ended up spending a lot of time waiting by the landline for boys to call.


I'd read this before but could barely remember it; as such, it was a lot of fun to read again. Definitely recommend for lovers of chick fic.