Fans of Sex and the City will be delighted with teen Carrie Bradshaw. Bushnell evokes Carrie's voice in this entertaining novel, though breaks in continuity with the TV series -- Carrie had two sisters?! -- might lead to some head scratching.

All Carrie wants is to escape her suburban Connecticut town and move to New York City to become a writer. But first she'll have to deal with senior year, which will be a breeze thanks to her close-knit crew, right? Not so once dreamy bad boy Sebastian Kydd arrives, and Carrie's BFF turns frenemy. (BALZER AND BRAY, May, 400 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9780061728914, HC, 13 and Up)

Reviewed by: 
Marie Bongiorno