The Associated Press
NEW YORK | Meet Carrie Bradshaw, in her teenage years.
``Sex and the City'' author Candace Bushnell is writing a pair of teen novels, ``The Carrie Diaries,'' that ``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,'' HarperCollins announced Wednesday.
The first book will come out in 2010. Bushnell, in a statement issued by her publisher, said, ``Carrie in high school did not follow the crowd _ she led it. It was there that she began observing and commenting on the social scene.''
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Bushnell's adventures of Carrie and her Manhattan pals were adapted into the hit HBO series starring Sarah Jessica Parker and a feature film that came out this year. Her fifth novel, ``One Fifth Avenue,'' is coming out this month.