Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Book - 2002
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The wickedly funny first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW show starring Blake Lively.
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep--sometimes with each other.

S 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 me.
gossip girl
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2002.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316910330
Branch Call Number: YA VON ZIEG
Characteristics: 199 pages ; 21 cm.


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Aug 29, 2016

I watched the TV series and have to admit that in this case the TV series were better then the book. (And usually I would say its the other way round)

Jun 24, 2014

So entertaining!

Oct 22, 2013


Aug 29, 2013

is this the first book in the series?

Kitkat15 Jun 27, 2013

I saw the tv series before I read the book, and liked it, so I thought I'd read the book too. Although it's an entertaining, quick read with an interesting concept, it's a little disturbing to think that people might actually act like that. If you thought the characters were nasty on television, they are even worse in the book. It was also a little disappointing that nothing was resolved at the end of the book. It's like the author is forcing you to read the rest of the books in the series so that you know how things turn out.

May 13, 2013

Okay, I may be obsessed with the T.V. show, so I thought I would check out the first book to see if it was as good. And it was! It was a little odd at first adjusting to the characters having a little bit of a different personality than the T.V. show, but in a way it was nice.

Jun 27, 2012

Great quick read. I watch this show all the time and never even thought of reading the book until now. It was pretty good. I definitely think, because of all the drinking, sex, and drugs, that it is meant for the 18 and over even though the kids in the story are in high school.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

so good to read alot of spic, sex, secerts, love and the dirts on people.

alicesweets Jun 14, 2012

Weird book....

Apr 26, 2012

I reccomend reading the prequel IT HAD TO BE YOU first. it made much more sense to me.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

I want to see all the parts of you, even the ones you are ashamed of.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

Welcome to our tasteful and appropriate home.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

[To Vanessa] When are you going to realize that I had a better life until you climbed up my fire escape four years ago?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

I'd say I'm great—I mean, look at my hair, my body, my clothes? But I've become a Bedford wife, and it's really just the worst thing.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

I used to want to be like you, but now I want to be like Blair. At least she’s going to be a princess.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

Why did you lead me on for weeks only to tell me you didn’t like me. Is that something you learned from Serena?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

He needed a hot wife to impress his partners and I wanted a loft and a legacy at Yale for Milo. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get drunk enough to make you all seem interesting.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

[To Dan] Oh, I can tell you're up to something. Please, let me in on it. I haven't been this bored since I believed in Jesus.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

I:You got hot.
E:I'm still gay.
K:That means you can dance!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

Wait, just tell me that no one's trying to stop a wedding, run a Ponzi scheme, give anybody fake cancer, or turn into a justifiably vengeful townie.

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May 22, 2017

violet_fox_426 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Mar 08, 2017

violet_cat_9261 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 27, 2012

jrkelly89 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

alicesweets Jun 14, 2012

alicesweets thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 40

Mar 06, 2010

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

The novel that started the series, Gossip Girl, was published in paperback format in April 2002.[2] Two new novels were released annually until the final novel, Don't You Forget About Me, was released in May 2007, showing the main characters graduating from high school and moving on to college and other pursuits.[3] A prequel novel, It Had To Be You, was released in October 2007 in hardcover and electronic book format. It detailed the events that occurred a year before the first novel.[4] A box set containing the eleven novels of the series and the prequel novel, in paperback format, was released November 1, 2009.[5] Two days later, a sequel novel, I Will Always Love You was released. The hardcover book tells the story of the main characters returning home from college for the holidays.[6] Hachette Group re-released all of the original novels in electronic book format between 2008 and 2009.

alicesweets Jun 14, 2012

Welcome to New York's Upper East side where the wealthy and connected mingle at benefits and try to deal with their always dramatic love lives, not to mention picking colleges. Blair Waldorf is the so-called toast of adolescence in her world; she and her friends, Kati Farkas and Isabel Coates, go to a prep school and fancy parties with their rich parents. Blair is envied by her adversaries because she is thought to have the perfect life, not just because of her gorgeous boyfriend, Nate Archibald, but because she's also planning on getting into her dream college, Yale. With everyone worried about college(or procrastinating on worrying, which everyone seems to be doing), and senior year dragging along, her seemingly perfect life is interrupted by her ex-best friend, the beautiful Serena van der Woodsen, coming back into town after getting kicked out of boarding school. Serena comes back into her life, and into the eyes of Blair's boy friend. When everything Blair knows starts to fall apart, everyone will realize that her life is far from perfect. Will life in the the Upper East Side redeem itself of what it's really supposed to be? Or will the false facade reveal that the rich have the same problems as the not so rich (Jenny and Dan Humphrey), if not more. And just maybe Jenny and Dan are all the more happy with their simple, not so expectant lives.


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Jan 14, 2013

Sexual Content: Some throughout the book

alicesweets Jun 14, 2012

Sexual Content: Mostly

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