Gossip Girl #1
Title: Gossip Girl
Series: Gossip Girl #1
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
Published in English: 2002
Dansk titel: Gossip Girl
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2008
Finished Reading: July 2019
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
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,
I have to admit, that the reason why I read this in the first place, is due to the television series. I love that, it’s my go to series when I’m doubtful as to what I want to watch. Whilst some of the things and the main plot is around the same, I still saw some differences that I didn’t like. What’s with all the smoking and drinking? In addition, what is up with Serena? In the series, she returns more mature and not as party like, I guess the transition from book to series made her more mature? I don’t know, I just know that I didn’t like her in the book.
Even though I didn’t like the changes made, I’m sure that at some point, there’s some truth to it. The way they behave, however what kind of role model is this to a child?
As for recommendations, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s bad, but teaching young kids that, it’s okay to get high when you’re fourteen years old, and drunk every other day. I would say the range of readers is around 16 +, I believe that, they will find this particular interesting since it is a decent book with a virility of characters with all sorts of personalities. Not one is alike, apart from the excessive amount of drinking and smoking, they are all very different.
I’m going to be reading the next one, to see if it changes somehow, although I’m doubtful.