eBook Cecily von Ziegesar ´ Gossip Girl eBook ¼ ´

Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side where my friends and I live go to school play and sleep—sometimes with each otherS is back from boarding school and if we aren’t careful she’s going to win over our teachers wear that dress we couldn’t fit into steal our boyfriends’ hearts and basically ruin our lives in a major way I’ll be watching closely You know you love megossip girl

10 thoughts on “Gossip Girl

  1. says:

    The following is a public service announcement sponsored by The Committee For Teens Who Read Real Books Attention teenage girls Looking for a book to read for your English class but don't know where to start? I know what you're thinking you want to read about fashion and celebrities but Seventeen doesn't count as a book like how unfair is that? You want a book that doesn't have a plot too confusing but JD Salinger is too complicated What to do?Fear not dear readers Gossip Girl has arrived The books are chock full of brand names and hot nightclubs with no annoying life lessons or morals to get in the way of your story about attractive rich brats and the attractive rich brats they interact with in their daily lives And you're guaranteed to stay hooked; you never know who these crazy kids are going to sleep with next they'll only sleep with people who happen to be rich and caucasian like them but that's a givenRead this series and you can even branch out into other series like The A List and if you're feeling brave progress into Twilight After these making the transition to reading real books will be easy

  2. says:

    There's one thing that you must accept before you read these books lives like those written about in Gossip Girl exist And I know this because I live it Granted I'm much like the Jenny Humphrey type who witnesses the drama from the outside but I still hear about it And yes that's what the popular kids do They rent limos and get drunk or high in them on their way to Manhattan clubs where they then hook up with all their friends and their friends' friends What you wear defines you you get cool points for professionally modeling or acting and your address is a label The drama is just part of the territory And the stress and expectations are preposterous with college and social etiuette and whatnot and any one toe out of line can have you packing for boarding school in an instant And really there's next to no parental love; there's just a gaping loneliness that's seemingly inescapable That theme felt evident to me in these booksI found Blair to be thrilling uite honestly Maybe it's partly because I know so many girls just like her but she was so amusing to shadow as bitchy and temperamental as she was She was refreshing and comical and outrageous and it's so rare to read a book whose main character is an antiheroine In comparison to the other characters Blair is complex striking and uite uniue This book isn't meant to give you a great plot to ponder More than anything it frames an unfortunate reality fleeting moments of superficial joy to cover up the gray And if anything these books can be pretty hilarious sometimes

  3. says:

    i thought about giving this book five stars not because it's so great but because i think everyone with daughters should at least look at it my 14 year old has devoured all eight or nine in the series good god and i felt like i ought to know what she was reading gossip girl is absolutely the biggest piece of crap i've ever slogged through but that said i did finish it mostly out of a horrified curiosity at what interests 9th graders these days it really was absolute dreck by page 39 there was discussion of asex between tenth graders bcopious drinking in front of insanely permissive parents cdope smoking galore and dbulimia as a way of life the story was all over the place and at the same time didn't seem to go anywhere characters were poorly defined everybody was self absorbed and dumb as mud at one point the girls use the central park falcons as an excuse to throw a fundraising party and they have to look up the word falcon in the dictionary I suppose i'm reacting too strongly and the book is really just a guilty pleasure or a good beach read or whatever but the thought that my daughter and her friends might come to think of this paris hilton like behavior as not necessarily normal but perhaps something to aspire to is truly disturbing

  4. says:

    During the particularly bleak summer of my 11th year I spent a month hiding from my wicked step mother in the basement bedroom I shared with my sister No TV no movies and very little radio reception meant I read than usual and when I went through my own summer reading I started borrowing from my sister whose taste ran mostly to Goosebumps and Choose Your Own Adventure books which were admittedly totally awesome But she did have some racier titles tucked away The book I remember in particular was about a girl who got run over by her best friend after sleeping with the friend's boyfriend while high as a kite on strawberry flavored hash The dead girl then somehow inhabits the body of her murderous friend and spends the book trying to figure out how she died while intermittently having second hand multi positional sex with the newly reunited couple It was disturbing and sexy and taboo and I read it twice in one dayWhat's the point of all this you ask? The point is this Given the alluring soft lit ads that the CW has been spinning out about the new Gossip Girl TV show I was really hoping the book would have that same sort of effect I was hoping that somewhere out there a sheltered teenage girl was hiding this book under her mattress and pulling it out in secret to learn about blow jobs and pot smoking and underage drinking To be fair Gossip Girl does cover this ground amply its debauched youths smoke French cigarettes on the steps of the MET drink cosmos and vodka tonics in swank hotel bars molest each other sleep around and buy pot in Central Park Unfortunately though the sense of taboo is lost Don't get me wrong I'm not asking for moralizing I just think it takes away a lot of the fun when no limits are being defied These kids don't have to steal liuor from their parents' cabinets they buy them at members only A list clubs They don't have surreptitious sex in the back of parked cars they get seduction advice from their parent's lovers If I had read this as a teenager I wouldn't have had anything to live vicariously through It would simply have been too unimaginable that I could possibly experience anything that these uber cool semi adults doMy other ualm well main ualm I have limited space here is the overall irony of the book Cecily Von Ziegesar what an appropriate name no? gets it Her anonymous gossip blogger gets it Her artsy outcast reading Camus on the traffic island gets it Her rebel turned reject heroine gets it And they're all above it too Beautiful wild child Serena may be so worried about her future that she 'can't taste her Tic Tacs' but at the end of the day she still knows how to play the game She could keep up with the likes of Christina Aguilera and Joauin Phoenix No Problem The outcast may succumb to his fantasies of what it would be like to escort a rich girl to a benefit party while wearing an Armani suit but he'll end up taking the suit back to the department store before he makes a fool of himself This is exactly the problem They know too much to make fools of themselves Even when they fuck up even when they sleep with their best friend's boyfriend when they spend a night vomiting on themselves in their own bed there's no embarrassment no regret Nothing at stake They're still beautiful and rich and savvy no matter what and they'll always get what they want eventuallyNot for nothing though Gossip Girl still includes such gem observations as Blairgaped at Nate's hard on It looked like it was going to take over the world and may be able to single handedly re educate us fogeys on the multitudinous uses of the word 'slut' So that's gotta count for something Thx GG

  5. says:

    This is very possibly the worst book I have ever read The author clearly knows nothing about 16 year olds aside from what she's seen in horrible television shows all the ones just like the show this series spawned The characters are all 2 dimensional and predictable all super hot super trendy super rich super popular and few if any have any redeeming ualities Even the kids who are supposed to be 'different' are cookie cutter 'artsy kids' who spend all their time sitting in corners brooding and trying to look mysterious while writing terrible poetry and reading Russian literatureThe narrative itself is absolutely horrible I feel like I could have written this book when I was 12 years old only I actually was able to create character development at that age and I'm not a writer Lines like Dan wasn't into being healthy He liked to live on the edge made me feel like I was reading bad fan fiction on the internet 7 years agoI find it incredibly disturbing that something this awful was even published nevermind the fact that it's aimed toward young girls The characters' behaviour are terrible and it's glamourized to the point of being pathetic And this series is marketed toward young girls Ignore the '15 and older' warning on the back 11 year olds are reading this and emulating this behaviour Because books and tv shows like this tell them it's totally coolThis book filled me with such untold rage I couldn't even bring myself to finish it even though it only took me an hour to get through the first half If you love your braincells you'll stay away

  6. says:

    This was an enjoyable story but the pace was a little slow; there seemed to be lots of scene setting and not so much action6 out of 10

  7. says:

    Gossip Girl is a richly detailed look into the lives of Upper East Side teenagers I enjoyed getting into the hipster characters the ones who read poetry drink black coffee and aren't extravagantly wealthy Dan Vanessa Jenny Jenny is adorable and likable as she constantly strives for a place in the It crowd Dan is a scruffy hipster with an infatuation for a pretty popular girl he doesn't really know As you read through Dan's feelings and narration you root for this awkward guy with poetic feelings for his polar opposite As you read through Vanessa's section you see Dan as an awkward stereotypical guy who simply likes this girl for her beauty Each character has a distinct viewpoint that always changes your perspective on the situation Let's move on to the rich characters I always get a Gatsby like feeling from this book All these characters are dirty filthy rich and yet always seem to be chronically unhappy You want to hate them for being spoiled brats but I usually just end up feeling empathy for them Blair is constantly plagued by insecurity shown through her bulimia and is left with the feeling that she will always be overlooked when placed next to Serena Serena has looks and charm but is hated by everyone usually out of jealousy It made me feel empowered and bold when she stopped trying to fit in and decided to make new unconventional friends Yeah they're a bunch of spoiled rich kids But they have the same problems as the average teenager just in a extravagant setting If you want a piece of escapist fantasy and your fantasy involves New York hipsters and expensive penthouses pick this up

  8. says:

    Look I don't want to sound too much like Tipper Gore in the 80's or too much like Maude Flanders of The Simpsons tearing out my hair and screeching WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?? but this book? Are you fucking kidding me? Have teenagers really grown up so much in the 9 years since I was one when I was content with RL Stine and Christopher Pike and scandalized by Sweet Valley High? I mean COME ONNot only is this book written with the intelligence of a monkey on acid there's just something stomach churning about a plot less book about teenagers with too much money gulping down booze sticking their fingers down their throats sleeping with each other's boyfriends and saturating it with deep prose suck as shit fuck slut bitch whore etc as if it were all normality you know just a day in the life ChristThe actual Gossip Girl TV show is so great that I felt inspired to read the book but what makes the program so awesome is that they just stole a premise a few characters and a general plot outline from the novel leaving the rest as he horrible pile of shit it is If I ever catch my future kids reading this I will smack them on the head for being so goddamn stupid Sucked

  9. says:

    I always have a hard time rating books I first read as a teenager for some reason so I'm just not going to do it at all with this series 🤷🏽‍♀️ that being said as always this book is messy af and I love it for that Everyone is garbage on some level and it's a great guide for how not to act or treat people LOL

  10. says:

    This is a terrible book that is making my brain leak I used to watch this show growing up and was always Team Blair That said the source material is awful and I can't force my eyes to sit through this My brain at one point I think tried to punch my skull to let me know that if I didn't' change to a different book I was not going to like the conseuencesI DNFed Gossip Girl at 25 percent At this point if you haven't grabbed me I am not going to subject myself to finishing this bookSo far it just reads like a bunch of spoiled people who are obsessed with Serena and what she did that had her come back to New York and their private school We are clued in pretty uickly to the major players Blair Nate Chuck Bass Serena and then some random characters that I didn't really worry about I stopped right around when Jenny and Dan Humphrey got introducedSo the characters not very developed The author jumps around too much from sentence to sentence I think we are supposed to think of Gossip Girl of being an omnipotent narrator but it doesn't make a lot of sense with the scenes that are set I think that it's supposed to be third person point of view but with asides from Gossip Girl and then the Gossip Girl POV if that makes sense? It doesn't does it? You can see why I had to stop reading this mess The writing is not good The way that the author chose to frame things is making my eye twitch You can just say that someone turned red or smelled like candy or had an emerald cuff link Instead it's Nate turned as red as the Louis the 14th chaise that he stood near Or Serena smelled like cotton candy lily of the valley and baby powder but expensive I mean what the hell The flow is awful The book takes place in New York but so far we have just been in people's fancy apartments I honestly don't care if Blair finds out or anything I am maybe shaking my head that they are trying to reboot Gossip Girl and am shuddering about how that is going to look