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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,665 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Candace Bushnell Narrator: Sarah Drew Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Carrie Diaries Release Date:
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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 Carrie 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. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It would have been easy to write a coming-of-age story about Carrie Bradshaw that ham-fistedly foreshadows everything fans of the franchise know will come to pass. But Bushnell nails something harder: telling another chapter in the story of a cherished character that stands on its own.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “An addictive, ingenious origin story.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “With wit and insight, Carrie chronicles her emotionally charged senior year at a small Connecticut high school.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans will love this.”


  • “Carrie’s sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dena Morehouse | 2/3/2014

    " I really did love this book! I loved to see how Carrie was in HS! Check it out if you love SITC! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nikki Mo | 1/22/2014

    " I was actually surprised at a few parts in this book, which was great because I thought the entire thing was going to be predictable. Not as funny as I thought though, but still a good mindless summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jackie | 1/11/2014

    " I wasn't too into it until the end, now I really want to read the next one :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hepburn | 1/8/2014

    " I did not watch Sex and the City during its run, nor am I watching The Carrie Diaries on TV right now. I've only see Sex and the City 2 (the film) which wasn't even primarily set in the city. This book, for young adults, has this sort of like able quality to it - after several YA books in a row that featured a protagonist I could not connect to, Carrie Bradshaw is like a breath of fresh air. Yes, the antagonists are extremely grating - but why else would they be 'antagonists'? Going through her senior year with Carrie has been a fun journey and is quite realistic - characters and a storyline I can empathize and understand. All in all, this is a great YA read! "

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