Gossip Girl: You Know You Love Me

April 2, 2012

Realistic Fiction By Cecily Von Ziegesar Reviewed by T.Cupp Rated 3.5 out of 4 stars.

It’s early November in Upper East Side, NYC, and tension is flying. Blair still was not talking to Serena after being left without knowing what was going on. Not even a glance was shared between the two of them. After Blair’s birthday dinner, with her father from France, she comes home to interesting news. Her famous, fashion filled mother was engaged, for the second time. To whom did she get engaged to? A nobody, named Cyrus Rose. Not only is he someone she knows is not right for her mom, but he has a son who would now be her step brother, somebody she doesn’t want in her life. And worst of all, they’re getting married the Saturday after thanksgiving, Blair’s birthday. And Blair was furious. Serena, on the other hand, found herself a new man, Dan. But something was off about Dan. He wasn’t a popular boy. But nice, and cute, but after hearing he wrote obsessive love poems about here 24/7 she wasn’t so sure about him. Without certain people knowing, Blair’s boyfriend Nate was hanging out with a younger girl, a freshman, named Jennifer. They were hanging out and doing things more than friends would do. Blair and her new step brother Aaron went up to Yale for Blair’s college visit. That was the only college she wanted to go to and the only college she applied to, but after her interview, she might have to reconsider her options. Serena, Dan, Nate and Nate’s friends went up to Brown and realized there were more options in life then they thought. Will they become more than friends? Will Blair find out? Will Serena and Dan work out? Will Serena and Blair ever be friends again?

In Gossip Girl, the author shows larger concept such as divorce, marriage,  and the effects of drugs and alcohol. It shows how going through divorce and re-marriage can be very hard, but can also lead to a better life. Cecily Von Ziegesar also shows that the use of drugs and alcohol can highly influence your future, so you better make your decisions wisely. I enjoyed the novel very much because Cecily uses very modern day language, locations, and events.  She also makes the story very relatable because many of there issues happen in everyday life, they may not be as big, but they may happen to a smaller degree. I would rate this novel 3.5 out of 5 stars and I would recommend it to teenage girls who like drama and romance.

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