SUMMER AND THE CITY
This perfect complement to Sex and the City infectiously reels in the reader with smartly written prose and well-defined characters. You’ll see Carrie Bradshaw meet best friends Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. The book is best for older teens, as mature subject matter is explored.
It’s summertime and Carrie is taking a writing course in New York City. Despite the fact that she’s mugged almost immediately, the affection she feels for the city is palpable. Living with Samantha Jones, the cousin of her high school friend, Carrie gets an education in life — and sex. Determined to make the most of her brief time in New York before leaving for college, Carrie flits from party to vintage shop. She meets famous playwright Bernard and is smitten, despite a large age gap and his impending divorce. Then another person comes into her world: angry feminist Miranda Hobbes. (BALZER + BRAY, May, 416 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9780061728938, HC, 16 & Up)