In this novel we rejoin Carrie after she has arrived at Samantha’s apartment! She is quickly thrust into the social scene by joining Samantha at an upscale cocktail party. There she meets a famous playwright named Bernard and one of her writer idols who turns out to be completely arrogant and a liquor lush. After the party she is brought back down to earth by arriving where she will live for the summer. It is ramshackle to say the least and her landlady Peggy is mean and more then a little bit crazy. Luckily, there is Li’l a sweet country girl from North Carolina who is also part of the New School summer writing program and a terrific poet.
Almost immediately after arriving in New York, Carrie decides she is completely in love with it. At first she focuses less on writing and more on exploring the vintage clothing shops and restaurants the city has to offer. Though her tastes at 17 are nothing compared to the one we know and love from television. (think surgical scrubs instead of Kate Spade ICK!)
Carrie also starts dating Bernard who just got through a nasty divorce and is looking for some companionship. Thanks to his influence Carrie decides to write a play for her main project at the New School, after some unsuccessful attempts at a short story.
With her writing class and Bernard you would think she would be too busy to socialize more, but she does! She meets Miranda! Who at this point is a women studies major in college and is already sporting her trademark short red hair, Which she explains, is her way of rebelling against her controlling family who she’s been given the opportunity to get away from.
This to me is barely scratching the surface of the novel! I do not want to give to much away, however, so you will have to read it yourself if you want the whole story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next novel! Never has a series got me this excited since Twilight!