Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer and the City- Candace Bushnell

Title: Summer and the City

Author: Candace Bushnell

Source: Bought used

Series: Yes

Rating: 3.5/5

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
This is the second book in the Carrie Diaries series, the story continues on after Carrie is out of high school and in New York.  She has started her summer program at The New School. It is the first time that Carrie has been away from home and quickly learns the ins and outs of New York. She meets some great friends along the way. up She has some ups and downs but managers to get through them all.

The story did not captivate me as much as the first one did but I still enjoyed it. I missed Carrie’s quirkiness and was eager to reacquaint myself. I found her frustrating at times, as she was almost eighteen I hoped for more character growth from Carrie especially.  She seemed so out of place throughout the entire book, she never seem to get ahead. It as frustrating at times to feel like the story was not progressing.

The secondary characters made the story flow, as it came together I could see the hints of where Sex and the City starts to come together and how they all meet.  This makes me want to watch the entire series.

This was a light read and exactly what I was looking for, I have enjoyed the series a lot and I hope that the series will continue as Carrie makes a name for herself in New York.

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