Riding high on the success of the “Sex and the City” movie, HarperCollins has announced that Candace Bushnell (the author originally responsible for the Cosmo-swilling, Manolo-wearing phenomenon) will pen a set of two books about Carrie Bradshaw aimed at teens, to be dubbed “The Carrie Diaries,” Variety reports.
The set of prequels will magically rewind time to Carrie’s teen years, when she “began observing and commenting on the social scene,” Bushnell said in a statement, adding that she’s always been interested in writing about the future sex columnist’s high school years. According to the original novel and TV series, Carrie moved to New York as a young woman, though where exactly she grew up is never mentioned.
“Carrie in high school did not follow the crowd — she led it,” Bushnell explained. “[The new series] takes readers back to Carrie Bradshaw’s formative years in high school, giving an inside look at Carrie’s friendships, romances and how she realized her dream of becoming a writer.”
Though Carrie was the lead character of the show and the narrator of the novel, fans would probably want to know about the early years of Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha, too. Maybe if the kids love these enough, the other girls will also get the YA treatment.
The first book will come out sometime in 2010. The “Sex and the City” movie will be out on DVD next Tuesday (September 23), the day after the release of Bushnell’s new novel “One Fifth Avenue.”