Gossip Girl : Bk. 1 Paperback
Part of the Gossip Girl series
'Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live and go to school and play and sleep - sometimes with each other.
We're smart, we've inherited classic good looks, and we know how to party.
It's a luxe life, but someone's got to live it.' The Gossip Girl series is the ultimate in glamour and cool - set in New York's glamorous Upper East Side the narrative follows the thrills and spills ( with Jimmy Choo shoes and shopping at Barneys mixed in along the way) of its richest and most beautiful teenage residents.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 16/11/2002
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780747563426
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Review by EmScape
This is a quick and fun YA novel, the first in the series the hit TV show is based on. While it is interesting and entertaining to read, I find it hard to identify with these rich, privileged, city-dwelling party kids. I suppose it's a vicarious thrill, but I wonder how realistic it is. Maybe it isn't supposed to be realistic; it is fiction after all. I wonder what kind of message this is sending to the young readers and viewers, because I worry about things like that. However, that does not detract from how much (guilty) pleasure I took from reading it. If it sounds like this is a mixed review, it is. I haven't seen the show, but I'm interested enough after reading this to put it on my Netflix queue. Update to this review is forthcoming once I view it.
Review by katie1802
I suppose it was alright, I read this since I was pretty fond of the It Girl books and thought logicically, well these were the original so they must be better, right? <i>wrong</i>. The characters really need to pull their heads out of their own asses and get a grip on reality.