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Cynical Reader

Give me a happily-ever-after fairy-tale and I'll fight you every step of the way, but give me a tragic, grief-ridden story and I'll let it consume me.

The Carrie Diaries  - Candace Bushnell Let me first express how in love I am with Sex and the City (the TV show). I love love love it! It's amazing, unique, and (though a little extravagantly inaccurate when it comes to finances) realistic. Especially concerning men and how much a girl needs her girlfriends =D. We've got to stick together ladies!

My friends were always telling me about how they would sneak away to watch Beavis and Butthead and The Simpsons...well I secretly watched Sex and the City while my mom was at work. As of now, I still watch it whenever I'm having trouble with men. It makes me feel, not so alone. Where as the books/TV shows/movies I've been reading/watching seem to make me feel like there should be some guy out there fawning over me and there must be something wrong with me because I'm 24 and single (with a 2year old, no less).

SO...with that being said. This book...

While I was a little disappointed that the writer didn't keep true to some of the aspects of the show, I still loved the book. It gave me that same feeling watching that series did forever ago. I didn't like how Carrie seemed to not really be Carrie at some points. Example: When Sebastian takes her out to that restaurant and is being a total jerk yet she's telling herself she's being the unreasonable one. The real Carrie would would have left his ass in that restaurant to eat his french onion soup alone. Maybe this book was her learning period...I'll take that...

It was so nice to read a book where the guys were real! This is really how they act! Don't get me wrong, I read some romancy stuff and end up loving it, but it's usually some YA paranormal kinda stuff.

Let me take a break here for a second to explain something a little contradictory to you about myself: While I've grown to love paranormal, sci-fi, dystopian, post-apocalyptic stuff, I can not stand an unrealistic sappy love story.

Sometimes you just need a break from the unrealistic ideas and expectations of love, and that's what this is. It's real and I needed this book right now!