Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl Novel) (Bk. 1) by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl Novel) (Bk. 1)
ISBN 074756342X
  • Author:
    Cecily Von Ziegesar
  • Title:
    Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl Novel) (Bk. 1)
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    Short Stories & Anthologies
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  • Publisher:
    Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (February 28, 2003)
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'Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live and go to school and play and sleep - sometimes with each other. We're smart, we've inherited classic good looks, and we know how to party. It's a luxe life, but someone's got to live it.' The Gossip Girl series is the ultimate in glamour and cool - set in New York's glamorous Upper East Side the narrative follows the thrills and spills ( with Jimmy Choo shoes and shopping at Barneys mixed in along the way) of its richest and most beautiful teenage residents.

Usually, the book is better, but in this case it wasn't. If I read the book first, I might have liked it more; however, since I watched the show first and enjoyed that so much, the book just didn't live up to my expectations.
As I continue to re-read the Gossip Girl series now as an adult (first read in high school) I do see the glaring problems with showing bulimia and not in a this person is suffering and needs help kind of way, but in a as long as she stays thin and beautiful everyone around her will pretend everything is all right kind of way. I think a book written specifically for a preteen/teenage female audience should be a bit more responsible.
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I did this backwards. I loved GG on TV, so then I decided to track down the books.

They're fabulous. Blair is such a B...and Serena is...well, Serena! I was worried that the books wouldn't have the same awesomness as the series, but I was pleasantly surprised. I'll be reading the entire series now, thanks.

Gossip Girl is my guilty pleasure. I loved reading about the naughty lives the Upper East Siders lead, and living vicariously through them. Totally a fun read, and I cannot wait for book #2 to arrive!
Can't stop reading, but that's because I can't stop a series once I've started. I'm dedicated. Lol but I like it but at the same time I just don't feel like the characters are realistic and maybe that's because I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and we don't have super duper rich heiresses running around, or I haven't met one.
Very short books... you have to keep buying the next book to get a decent length story.
I bought this book thinking I would like it. Surprisingly, I enjoy the TV show, so I thought I would enjoy the book. It seems it's a lot easier to watch crap than it is to read crap. I seriously regret spending $8.99 on this book. It is so shallow with no depth at all. The parents in these books allow the children to get away with everything. Family breakfast include the kids ordering scotch or vodka. Each character is either doped up or drunk(at 15). Best friends turn on each with the slightest arguement. Everyone sleeps with everyone. I barely finished this book and I can't believe teens are reading it. Why are these books so popular?
I read a bunch of Gossip Girl books in high school in absolutely no order. They were all rentals from the library. I loved these books when I first read them and would like to collect the entire series to own. While I am collecting the series I am re-reading the books for the third time. I really enjoy diving back into a series I enjoyed so much growing up!
I have loved the GG series for over a decade. I wish the series could be revived. These are fantastic. Cecily was brilliant. I read them for high school and into college. My mom read them, too. They're good for teens and adults alike.