Thursday, December 06, 2012

Book Review: Summer and the City - Candace Bushnell

Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries #2)
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.

3/5 stars (liked it)
I thought this was better than the first book in the series.  Carrie moves to New York to attend the writing class.  She is staying at this horrible apartment with a horrible landlady Peggy.  She is also in touch with Samantha, who is engaged!  I love how Samantha is, well Samantha.  She is on top of the world and teaches Carrie a few things.  Also we meet up wit Miranda who is attending school.  It is so nice to see how these group of people get together to form the friendship that they have later in life.  Also Carrie is trying to make it as a writer, trying to find love in the wrong places and contemplating whether she should stay in New York or go to Brown.  I love seeing Carrie so poor and naive.  I hope there is another book to follow this one.

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