This article will focus on the conclusions of The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell.
Candace Bushnell herself was 19 when she first moved to New York to become a writer. So in a certain way, the story of Carrie Bradshaw is the story of her creator Candace Bushnell. While reading the book, the reader will wonder how much of Carrie’s teen experiences were actually Candace Bushnell’s own experiences. Was there such a kid, Sebastian Kydd, who was Candace Bushnell’s boyfriend during high school years? Was there such a school paper, The Nutmeg, where Candace Bushnell first started to write, before going to New York to become an acclaimed writer? Not impossible.
The end of the book is surprising. Carrie goes to New York to join the summer writing school, but she gets robbed the very first minute she sets foot in New York – someone steals her purse with all her money. She tries to contact George to ask for his help, but she can’t reach him. Then she remembers that one of her friends from home, Donna LaDonna, gave her the number of her cousin from New York. So Carrie finds the phone number in the luggage, and calls this cousin of Donna’s, who appears to be nobody else but Samantha Jones.
A sequel to The Carrie Diaries is expected to be published in 2011. The details about Carrie’s second diary are not known yet, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it was about Carrie Bradshaw’s first years spent in New York.
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell is available in Toronto, in hardcover, at Indigo Books & Music stores and everywhere else books are sold. Some of Indigo stores are located at Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Mall, Bloor Street. It is also available online, at Chapters.Indigo.ca, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.
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