“Sex And The City”: The Prequel

Young adults novels are hot right now. Like, really, really hawt—maybe you heard of these little fringe ones called Twilight and Gossip Girl? Well, Candace Bushnell—the scribe who wrote the book which “Sex and the City” is based on—has taken Carrie Bradshaw and crew back to high school for her newest book. The Carrie Diaries comes out in April, and in the meantime, an excerpt has appeared in Teen Vogue. Here’s a sample …

They say a lot can happen in a summer.

Or not.

It’s the first day of senior year, and as far as I can tell, I’m exactly the same as I was last year. And so is my best friend, Lali.

“Don’t forget, Bradley, we have to get boyfriends this year,” she says, starting the engine of the red pickup truck she inherited from one of her older brothers.

“Crap.” We were supposed to get boyfriends last year and we didn’t.

As Salon points out, there are some inconsistencies between the book and the mythology laid down in the show. For example, in the show, Carrie describes having a boyfriend her junior year—he was played by David Duchovny. And while in the show Carrie’s father abandoned her, in the book he is still around and pushing her to go to Brown. [Salon]

So will you be picking up The Carrie Diaries?