Some things I had to reread but otherwise a pretty good read. Also a quick read. I liked it enough I will be reading the others in this series.
Wow - young adult books have changed a lot since I was a young adult (don't ask how many years that has been). Or maybe there just weren't too many young adult books and I moved on to adult books. Either way I think that it's wonderful that there are so many young adult books out there for adults and teenagers to choose from. So - I heard about this series and wanted to read it. The first one was definitely interesting. It seems so different from how it was when I was a teenager, but then again I didn't live in New York or have extremely wealthy parents, so these kids are different from me. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading about them. Remove the fast and rich lifestyle and they have the same problems as any other teenager, plus there own set of problems. This book does not glamorize the life of the rich, but shows how these kids are like other kids. They are insecure, they do dumb things, they fall in love, make tough decisions and decide on the path their life will take them. They have trouble with friends and with boyfriends, they pick on other kids, sometimes they are picked on. Their parents fight, divorce, date, sometimes act like parents and embarass them.
So I really enjoyed reading about Blair, Nate, Serena and the other characters. The book centers around gossip that is reported and how it can be expounded upon and everyone seems to believe it. Thankfully as the reader you have a little more insight into the characters and you can see that the gossip hurts. But it sucks you in. I flew through this book and have the second one on the way so I can learn more about this crowd. It's a worthwhile, fun read and I can't wait to read more about them.
Quirky,Racy, a quick read.
I honestly don't remember much about this book, I THINK i enjoyed it.
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.
Enter the scandalous world of Gossip Girl, a world inhabited by the city's most fabulous crowd; a world of jealousey, betrayal, and naughty pictures on the sides of buses.
...S is back from boarding school. Her hair is longer, paler. Her blue eyes have that deep mysteriousness of kept secrets...If we aren't careful, S is going to win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn't fit into, eat the last olive, spill Campari on our rugs, steal our brothers' and our boyfriends' hearts, and basically ruin our lives in a major way.
I'll be watching closely, I'll be watching all of us. It's going to be a wild and wicked year. I can smell it.