I really loving the beginnings of these four girls. I love the TV show so when I heard about this new book series I knew I had to read it. The book series is about the same as the show just as young ladies. As the reader, you see the beginning of how the fours girls meet, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte.So this first book, The Carrie Diaries show the humbling beginning of Carrie Bradshaw. I love learning about her young self and how she came to be. This next book picks up right where it left off, Carrie finally in the Big Apple, New York City and on the door steps of Samantha Jones. I loved Carrie growing up in the city. She took it to right away and Samantha, of course you got to love her! To see where she started and to get into their lovely conversation is like being in the book myself. Carrie had to grow up fast in the city and she did.I like how in this book it shows Carrie struggling as a writer. She has trouble writing, trouble getting published, etc. Samantha is a go getter and quickly got Carrie on the right track with some very wrong people. Carrie took her first step in a relationship, with an way older man, and took to the route to adult hood. Some things I was shocked that Carrie would do but she is learning. The book also showed where Carrie form her smoking habit. LOLAs I said before this book is just like the TV series but with a 18 yr old Carrie. There are some very adult situations in the book so I recommend for an older YA audience, though the book will have you laughing, gasping, and just plain ol' good old drama!