Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it - the crazy characters in her neighbourhood, the vintage clothing boutiques, the wild club scene, and the mysterious new guys who have entered her life. She's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. And then there's the fact that she gets to live in Samantha Jones' apartment. SUMMER AND THE CITY bring surprises and revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country sparrow as Samantha likes to call her, to the person she always wanted to be. But as Carrie continues to evolve, she knows she must balance this exciting new life and her writing aspirations with the big decision that awaits at the end of the summer. This sequel to THE CARRIE DIARIES gives readers surprising insight into what turned a small-town girl into one of the New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.