S and B and J and N are back, along with A, D, V, and assorted other rich, catty Manhattan teenagers in this third installment of the Gossip Girl series. An omniscient and anonymous narrator keeps track of the scene in www.gossipgirl.net (now an actual site), where the rumors fly, backs are stabbed, and celebrity sightings are dutifully reported. Serena (S) and Blair (B) are best friends again, shoring each other up as Blair faces life without her ex, Nate, who has hooked up with a sweet, busty 14-year-old, and Serena fends off advances from drop-dead-gorgeous rock star, Flow. Lifes rough. Meanwhile, Vanessa and Dan play the will-he/wont-he game of sex, and Aaron tries to thwart his own crush on new stepsister Blair.
Theyre the teens you love to hate, and yet its not all trash. Beneath the designer name-obsessed veneer and the nasty soap opera quality of Gossip Girl novels, theres plenty thats true and real for any teenager. Angst, creative passion, love, college applications, drinking, smoking, sex sure, these kids are obnoxious and spoiled, but their core issues are not a million miles away from every other teens. And you know you love it. (Ages 14 and older) --Emilie Coulter
Grade 10 Up-Blair, Serena, and their cronies are up to their old tricks, fitting backstabbing and gossiping into a heavy schedule of wild parties, glamorous vacations, and schoolwork. These teens are privileged, upper-class Manhattanites, so money is no object. Sex, drugs, and drinking are the norm, and all of their comings and goings are faithfully recorded and reported by the mysterious Gossip Girl on her Web site. In between school and shopping, they infect all of Manhattan with cattiness and sexual intrigues, related in a salty language. Even though this is part of a series, new readers will easily catch up with the melodrama.
Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA
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Third book in the gossip girl series. Love it. Love Blair. Love Nate. Hate Serena. Blair and Serena are on vacation with Aaron and Blair's family. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2004 by Mars
This book was really good! I loved every moment of it. I normally dont read that much but I read the whole thing in one night. Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by "pinkglitter485"
I loved this book! When i went to the book store and just bought it i didnt think it would be this great!! Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by *meg*
I was a little skeptical when I first read a review about this book. I've never been very found of gossip, and the thought of reading a book that had gossip as it's major plot was... Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by Didi
Each gossip girl i read is better than the next and this one was no exception. I am ADDICTED AND I LOVE gossip girl. I never really read books but i am hooked on these!!!!! Read morePublished on May 16 2004
Deck the halls with gossip and heartache. Gossip Girl is back, chatting up a storm over the holidays as the teenagers travel with their friends and family to the richest hot spots. Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by Little Willow
I loved this book! It's filled with romance, revenge, and all that high price fashion!!! After reading it, I really wanted to be one of the girls in the story-line! Read morePublished on April 10 2004
This was one of the greatest books i have ever read! Being a girl (teenage) this is the best! Being a fan of "Sex and the City" made this even better!!! Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by tt
The third book does not dissapoint! I recommend it for all high school girls out there-- yet, all grrls out there, because we all go through relationship suspicions, encountering... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by Tiffany