Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review: Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell

Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell

Publisher: HarperCollins (April 26, 2010)
Age Group: Young Adult (17+)
Pages (Hardback): 409
Series: Carrie Diaries (Book 2)
Source: Goodreads First Reads
ISBN-13: 9780061728938
Genre: Chick Lit
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.

If you are a fan of Sex and the City (the show this series prequels) then I feel that you would absolutely love this book; if you are a big fan of Chick Lit, you could enjoy this book. I however, am not a particular fan of either of those two and abandoned this book half-way through the book.

I chose not to give this book a rating because it doesn't deserve a low rating but I didn't enjoy it either. This book has been on the bestseller list for three weeks and is written very well; the content is what I found not gripping.

In the beginning, I thought I had taken an appropriate risk because it started being about Carrie Bradshaw and about her struggling beginning as a writer...then we were introduced to boys. And drinking. And boys. I am not against sex in YA literature, but this book was over-the-top in sex and underage drinking and it quickly became the only focus and it was very distracting.

As I mentioned, this could be your cup of tea, it is very inline with the voice and style of the favorited show, but it doesn't shed an appeal to me and I had been so excited to read it.

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