This is my first ‘Book Club’ post, and I’m so excited! Before I left for Europe, I got ‘The Carrie Diaries’, thinking I could read it to keep me entertained throughout my trip… I read it all in one day. I had watched the series that was on The CW, and had really loved it and figured I’d check out the book.
Candace Bushnell writes about Carrie, a small town girl from Castlebury, Connecticut, who loves to write. She lives with two sisters and her dad (her mom passed away). This book follows Carrie throughout her high school life as she navigates a new internship in New York City, toxic friendships, and boy drama of all kind.
Why I Chose This Book:
I love stories about journalists. Carrie Bradshaw, once grown up, is a famed journalist. This is her story leading up to that, and reaching her journalistic goals. Plus, as I mentioned, I watched the series and wanted to read the book as well, since the series was so entertaining.
What I Didn’t Like:
This book wasn’t the sappy love story I was expecting it to be, which is both a good thing and a not good thing, for me at least. I’m a sucker for a good love story, so if you like happy endings, this book may not be for you. I may have even shed a tear while I was reading it. It was sad, and raw and emotional, and really real. So pretty much, it just didn’t have the ending I would have hoped for.
What I Did Like:
Like I said, the book was very raw and emotional. It just seemed very real and very relatable. I didn’t always have the best experiences in high school, and I felt like I could relate to Carrie in a lot of ways. It was a very entertaining and even inspiring book of the toughness of the teenage years and getting through hardships and trials.
All in all, I would recommend this book. It was quirky and different, with a lot of sass, and a lot of fun. It was a book that made me want to keep flipping the page, and that’s all I can really ask for in a book, I suppose.