||Ashlee Simpson // Autobiography
Title: Gossip Girl
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Copyright date: 2002
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
How many pages: 201
How long it took me to read: 3 days
Category: Teen Fiction
I learned about this book from: I really don't remember lol
This book was purchased at: dunno, it's Laura's :)
Other books by this author: A bunch of other GG books
Main characters: Blair and Serena, and I guess Nate?
Favorite characters: Guh I didn't like ANYBODY til almost the end lol, but I like Serena, Dan, Jenny, and maybe Vanessa and her sister Ruby
Least favorite Characters: Pretty much everybody else lol
When and Where the story takes place: NYC, present day
Plot in a nutshell: Serena is back in town after getting kicked out of boarding school... here, the back of the book says "Welcome to NYC'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"
What I liked best: I really like the Gossip Girl blogs. It's a unique angle, and I like how it seems as if she's narrating the whole thing. After reading this, I realize how awesome Kristen Bell does on the show :)
What I liked least: It was interesting, but it took me a long time to like a character, and if I don't like any of the characters, I pretty much don't care. But I like it now lol
What parts could you relate to: I guess getting caught up in gossip. Done that before.
Did you learn anything from this book: Just confirmed that guys suck ahaha.
Would you read it again, or give it away: Probably wouldn't read it again.
Would this book make a good movie?: It's a tv show, I think that's waaaaayyyy better since it's all gossipy.
Quote from the book that sums it up: n/a
Overall Rating: Publishers Weekly said it best: "A nasty, guilty pleasure. The book has the effect of gossip itself -- once you enter, it's hard to extract yourself."