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carriediariesIf you are anything like me (and you are, my dear, you are), then you loved Candace Bushnell’s wildly successful column-turned-book-turned-HBO hit-turned movie Sex And the City. The fashion, the dramas, and, best of all, the relationships between Carrie Bradshaw and friends had us hooked faster than you can say “Jimmy Choo.”

But, alas, all good things must come to an end.

But, where did it all begin? With The Carrie Diaries, of course! In this television prequel to Sex and The City, based on the Young Adult books by Candace Bushnell, we meet high school junior Carrie Bradshaw. The year is 1984. The story begins on the first day of school, three months after Carrie’s mom has died of cancer. Carrie, her younger sister Dorrit, and their dad are doing the best they can to get by without her, but they are each struggling in their own ways.

As expected, Carrie (played by AnnaSophia Robb of “Soul Surfer”) has a great posse of best friends to cheer her up and keep her moving forward. There’s The Mouse, who comes back from summer vacation having lost her virginity to a college boy, and Maggie and Walt, who are dating each other although Maggie is cheating on Walt. It’s okay; Walt likes boys, but isn’t quite ready to admit that he’s gay.

Oh, and then there’s the new guy, bad boy Sebastian Kydd…continue reading here.