Parents' Guide to

Summer and the City

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Carrie finds herself in New York City in fun, racy prequel.

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The plot is fun enough, but it's the conversations -- especially between the book's familiar protagonists -- that really shine. Fans of the show will certainly see many of the same winning elements of the show here: There's lot of glamorous parties and fashion, plenty of smoking -- and provoking conversations between Carrie and her friends, mostly about sex and relationships. The other part that's the same: The characters are flawed. Carrie especially acts badly at times and readers will wonder if she's truly gaining confidence, or just getting a big head, as she is occasionally accused.

Book Details

  • Author: Candace Bushnell
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • Publication date: April 26, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 14
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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