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Gossip Girl, No. 3 : All I Want is Everything Paperback – May 7 2003
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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
From School Library Journal
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
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
Also, this series said that these kids are consumed with drugs, drinking, smoking, partying and sex. I've seen a LOT of the first four, but where's this 'sex' thats so touted? So far, no one's had sex, although its been 'alluded' to (Nate and Serena in the first novel and Blair and Nate TRYING to, but....thats it. Its made to seem like its a constant orgy, which its not.
I will continue this novel and also read the last two, if only because I feel an attachment to these kids, but I hope their plots aren't contrived and predictable (I'm tired of shopping at Barneys, smoking pot in the park, etc.)
I hope the last two installments are fresher than this one. Ho-Hum. The one thing that keeps me smiling is von Ziegesar's wit and humor, especially describing these kids' thoughts of the other kids (especially Blair's thoughts about Serena's eternal lovliness) and Cyrus and Blair's mother's PDA. Hilarious!
Gossip Girl's third venture lands us on St. Barts Island (or Brats island? Whichever you prefer). The island is covered with spas and places to go that are the epitome of chic, great restaurants, hot boys, and topless tanners stretched across miles of golden sand.
I think I prefer the GG installments that take place in good old NY. Nonetheless, scene location makes for an interesting plot. Serena begins an affair with music superstar Flow (unreal but who cares???!!). Blair has at last found a potential man to take her virginity and it ain't Nate - it's Aaron, her stepbrother's good friend Miles. Since their screwy world is a place of casual drinking, sex, drugs, and such behavior maybe deemed abnormal other places, Gossip Girl, number one gossip monger of all time, is still at work, documenting the lives of her peers on her website, gossipgirl.net.
When Von Ziegesar takes the bubblegum novel back home to NY, it's at Serena Van der Woodsen's New Year's bash and everyone who is anyone will be there, of course. The party is the perfect setting for the whole Blair-Nate-Jenny triangle from the previous novel. This is why it really is imperative you read the books in order - certain events carry on from one book to the next.
Anyway, sweet, innocent Jenny, before her heartbreaking New Year's, was soooooo totally in "love" with Nate.Read more ›
They both live in Upper East Side New York in some of the most exquisite Penthouses, if you think that sounds nice there's more. They also have full time maids and cooks just in case they get hungry or if there rooms get messy. "Eventually they both decided to kiss and make up". It was about time, how long can you be mad at someone you've sent more than ten years of your life being friends with.
What makes this book hard to put down is it's so detailed you feel like it's a movie playing in your head. The book is told in the view point of two people, Serena and Blair. What's so great about this is you really find out what Serena and Blair are thinking because they both give you their perspective of what's going on.
If you enjoyed the Alice Series, this book is perfect for you. Not only will you not put it down, but also you won't stop talking about it with your friends and peers.
Most recent customer reviews
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
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
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