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First Look: 'The Carrie Diaries' takes 'Sex and the City' back to high school

April 6, 2010 | 12:47 pm

Sjp hair While we await the reunion of Sarah Jessica Parker and pals in "Sex and the City 2" this May, "SATC" author Candace Bushnell is taking us back to the golden age of Carrie Bradshaw.

On April 27, HarperTeen will release "The Carrie Diaries," Bushnell's chronicle of Bradshaw as a teenager. Our friends at Teen Vogue have a first look at the anticipated book, which paints fashion icon Carrie as a small-town teenager trying to find herself.

"This is not Carrie Bradshaw as a teenager in 2009, this is Carrie Bradshaw in the late '70s," Bushnell says in a promo clip. "It was a time when young women for the first time ...

... were being told to go college, to have a career, to pursue your dreams."

We're all familiar with the turmoil adult Carrie suffers, much of it at the hands of one Mr. Big (aka John James Preston, aka Chris Noth). Bushnell seems to be making good on the front end, giving Bradshaw her dream man in her senior year of high school.

"She gets the boyfriend that one always dreams of getting in high school," Bushnell says of the new character, Sebastian Kydd. 

For an excerpt, click here.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Sarah Jessica Parker arrives at the ShoWest presentation promoting her new film, "Sex and the City 2," at the Paris Las Vegas on March 18. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

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