THE CARRIE DIARIES
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)