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Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl Series #4)

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Everyone who's anyone in New York City is suffering from post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a little wild! Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from any attempt at true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad about each other and pursuing their creative dreams — but be careful of what you wish for. Nate hits an all-time low as Blair's Yale interview with a tall, handsome alum takes an unexpected turn and Jenny makes a new friend ...

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Overview

Everyone who's anyone in New York City is suffering from post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a little wild! Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from any attempt at true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad about each other and pursuing their creative dreams — but be careful of what you wish for. Nate hits an all-time low as Blair's Yale interview with a tall, handsome alum takes an unexpected turn and Jenny makes a new friend who gets a little too close for comfort. And just who is going to get into college early acceptance? Wintertime has never been hotter in NYC as things steam up all over Fifth Avenue.

Chronicles the lives of Blair, Serena, and their friends during the last semester of their senior year at their exclusive, Manhattan private schools.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Because I'm Worth It: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar returns to the chatty, catty world of Upper East Side teens. February in New York City should be cold and gray, but things are heating up in the world of Gossip Girl, on the eve of Fashion Week and just after college applications deadline. Now it's time to put the moves on that hottie before Valentine's Day arrives. PW called the debut book Gossip Girl "a nasty, guilty pleasure. The book has the effect of gossip itself-once you enter, it's hard to extract yourself." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
KLIATT
This fourth installment of the incredibly popular Gossip Girl series takes up where the third installment, All I Want Is Everything, left off. Couples have been reshuffled, the stress of early decision results is here, and through it all the anonymous weblogger, aka Gossip Girl, posts her Hedda Harper-like commentary and satisfies everyone's inner yenta. The lives of our various protagonists boggle the mind with their limitless wealth and privilege, but these Upper East Siders continue to have plenty of skeletons in their spacious closets. The reader receives a front and center view of Blair's simmering bulimia and Nate's marijuana addiction gets addressed, but not in any way a parent would find edifying. While many adults will cringe at the breezy depiction of drugs and sex, the fact remains that this series is not based on the teen problem novel genre. Rather, it is a novel of elite society relationships, with the Manhattan fashion and nightclub scenes as its colorful backdrop. Von Ziegesar has done a wonderful job keeping up the Gossip Girl tempo and even gives a surprise hint at the end of the novel toward decoding who Gossip Girl really is. As always, the content of the series limits it to a more mature audience, but senior high schools and public libraries should consider ordering multiple copies because of the popularity of the series. KLIATT Codes: S—Recommended for senior high school students. 2003, Little Brown, 231p., Ages 15 to 18.
—Courtney Lewis
Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-All the regular cast is present in this fourth installment in the series. Situations and alliances have shifted, but these are still beautiful, rich kids whose lives are the stuff of fantasy, and whose achievements seem effortless. Almost by accident, Dan gets a poem published in the New Yorker. Vanessa's film New York is used as a backdrop for an important fashion show. Serena lands a modeling job just by entering a clothing store. However, there is also a darker side to the characters' lives. Neglected and unloved by their self-centered parents, these teens are dying to be noticed. Nate gets busted for drug use. Within hours of meeting a new girl in group counseling, he ends up saving her life when she overdoses. Things don't go well for Blair, either. She's still trying to get into Yale after botching her interview in a previous book. In this installment, she's about to fall for the older man helping her repair the damage of her first interview-until she discovers that he's not separated from his wife and that his daughter is a freshman at her school. Soap operalike, the trials and joys of these kids continue. Teens interested in reading about the lives of Manhattan prep-schoolers are sure to devour this book.-Catherine Ensley, Latah County Free Library District, Moscow, ID Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316909686
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/24/2003
  • Series: Gossip Girl Series , #4
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 103,034
  • Age range: 15 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Cecily von Ziegesar

Cecily von Ziegesar is the creator of the #1 bestselling Gossip Girl and #1 bestselling It Girl novels. She has always lived in New York City.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Liked

    I just dont get how the book and show are so different! I read the books but the shiw has more drama plus how do u make chuck bass bisexual. That isnt cool

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    what the heck

    What the heck why isnt this a nook book? This is rediculous when all the other books are nooks and this one isnt! Im really mad PLEASE PLEASE make this a nook book! or i will remain angry for the rest of the night. THanks

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Great

    I watchh the gossip girl shows on tv and i have to say that this book is just as exciting! i dont want to put the book down once i pick it up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2010

    Not the best.

    I'm in love with the Gossip Girl series! But as far as this book goes, it sucks. It's super boring and it took me a long time to read this one. I'm still going to read the other books in the series hoping that it's going to get better. I recommend all teens to read this series!!

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I'm Addicted to GG!

    I started reading this two days ago and I'm done now. I stayed up until 3:00 am reading this book, I just can't stop. Okay so onto the review: This book is amazing but it makes series so much more interesting, "Because I'm Worth It" introduces so many new characters, which adds to the storylines. Blair tries to revise her Yale impression, with a recommendation from her father's friend, Owen Wells, but they do more flirting than talking about Yale. Jenny makes a new adventurous friend, Elise and likes a shy boy named Leo. Serena, becomes a model, while her relationship with Aaron fizzles out (like her other ones). Vanessa and Dan's relationship reaches new heights, but falls back down when she catches him cheating with a co-ed poet named Mystery. Also the reader is left to the question, is Chuck Gossip Girl? Not only are there new characters add to the insanely glamorous mix, but the original characters develop too. The Gossip Girl series keeps getting better, the further the series goes. It's defiantly more risqué and glamorous. Parents complain about its influence, but any true Gossip Girl fan knows that it's just pure escapism. Not a book to teach you character values, just a 200-page entertainment. Like I said, Gossip Girl is an amazing. And if you haven't read them, what are you waiting on?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2008

    Great Series

    The forth book in the Gossip Girl series, Because I¿m Worth It, is just as good if not better than the first three. The books are all so exciting and dramatic; it is very hard not to keep reading. This book sure won¿t disappoint those reading this series.<BR/>In this book, most of the characters are dealing with college issues. They have the interviews, the applications, and the long anticipation to see who will get in where. In the area they live in and their society, getting into good schools is very, very important. The one who is worrying most about this application process is Blair. She has always had her heart set on going to Yale. From when she was little up until now, it has always been very clear where she was going: Yale. It is very interesting to read about her at this time because of all of this. She has always wanted to go to Yale, and with Nate. Her and Nate were going to go to college together and live together and stay together forever. The whole book I wondered, Will her dream come true? Will her and Nate get back together? And stay together? Will she get into Yale? These questions make this book nearly impossible to put down. <BR/>Also in this book, we learn more about Jenny. Jenny¿s gets a new friend in this book. Her name is Elise. Jenny and Elise are very similar in many ways. They are both self-conscious about some part of their body and they are just beginning to find themselves. They hit it off really good at the beginning and soon become best friends. They do everything together, but then Elise begins to act kind of funny. This all plays out to be very.. interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2008

    Not the best in the series

    Cecily von Ziegesar has done it again. I really enjoyed reading this novel. It sucks you in and keeps your attention, making it hard to put down the book. The setting of this story is Upper East Side New York. All the characters are rich kids who live in nice houses and penthouses. The main characters in the series are Blaire, Serena, Nate, Vanessa, Jenny, Dan, Aaron, and Chuck. In this story, Dan and Vanessa are having some relationship problems. After being published in the New Yorker, his ego grows. He meets another poet who is under the same agent, but I don¿t want to spoil the rest. Go figure, Nate is caught buying marijuana in Central Park by his old dealer and has to face six months of rehab. Maybe this is just what he needs to get his life back on track, or will his new lover he meets in rehab steer him the wrong way. Serena stars as a runway model in a Fashion Week show. Will this be the one thing that finally pushes the level headed Aaron over the top in his relationship with Serena? Blaire is sick with anticipation as she waits to see whether she was accepted into Yale college. All her built up stress and family problems have led her to an older man. Will the relationship be just peachy, or will there be a glitch in the road? <BR/> Although I find this book captivating, it is not as action packed as the previous books in the series. I will continue to read the series in hopes that the plots and conflicts pick back up again. Even though this wasn¿t one of my favorite books, it was still able to keep my interest. I would definitely suggest reading the books in order so that you are able to follow all the catty drama that the Gossip Girl books hold. Overall I would recommend this book to another student if you are looking for an intriguing new drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Taylor's Review

    Gossip Girl: Because I¿m Worth It By: Cecily Von Ziegesar When someone hands you your dream or an opportunity that you probably won¿t be offered again, do you take it? Or do you think about it first? Taking it would give you instant fame, but there are some consequences. Thinking about it would normally lead to just a plain life, but nothing is lost. Sounds to me it¿s pretty even. Cecily von Ziegesar¿s Gossip Girl series might only interest some pre-teens and teenager girls who like realistic fiction and chick lit series, something like The Clique series. Blair and Serena friends for now, volunteered as peer group leaders in Constance Billard School. Peer group is where a group of students and a few older students sit together at lunch and talk about whatever they want. The problems they have, information they want to know, or sometimes just simply fashion. Which apparently is a hot topic especially since Serena is featured on a famous designer¿s runway. It looks like she just took the opportunity. Now Serena is not one to be conceited but she¿s letting the whole famous thing get to her head. Let¿s hope she doesn¿t have to pay the price. Blair only has one goal, and that is to get into Yale. She is an ambitious girl, but messing up her interview was not the best thing that could have happened. Being the great student that she is, Yale decides to give her another chance. But what is Blair doing? She¿s getting evolved with an older man! She needs help and that¿s exactly what she¿s going to get. The big news is that Blair¿s ex-boyfriend Nate got caught! What will lye his terrible fate? It seems like people are getting tired of the old ways, and try to change it up a little bit. Maybe even Gossip Girl will be revealed too! Be sure to check out the website and the TV show to get a different look at the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    Not Gossip Girl's best

    Usually, I can never put these books down because they are very exciting and have captivating plots, but Because I¿m Worth It is surely not the highlight in this series. I have also read the three previous Gossip Girl books before this, and they are much better. As strange as it sounds, due to my great disappointment in it, I still could not put this novel down while reading. Not because of the plot line ¿ but more because I was expecting something more to happen, some big event. The characters went through some big changes in this story, yet at the same time, it was kind of, well, boring. Though I don¿t think this is the best book yet, I will keep reading the series, most likely because of the last page or so of Because I¿m Worth It that is a cliff-hanger. I still recommend reading this novel so you can keep up to date with all of the happenings if you are reading the whole series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    great descriptions and vivid characters!!

    This book is about a mysterious girl that writes about all the gossip going on in this city. It talkes about each person's life in so much detail that you feel like you are their best friend. It puts charachters in positions that happen in the real world, and shows all about how they can deal with it. These charachters go through everything that everyday teens may face, but in a bigger, more obvious way. They live great life, but still have to deal with regular teen delemas such as relationships, college, friends, looks, and even things like drugs, and smoking. It could be a good influence for teens, because it shows some smart decisions made by the characters. It also shows the consequinces of the bad choices that the characters made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2008

    A Reviewer

    i have to agree that this was not the best gossip Girl book that has been written so far, but it was still good nonetheless. Some things happened to the characters, like basically cheating on each other. I can't believe Dan would go with that ugly yellow-toothed girl. He didn't seem like the kind of guy to do that kind of thing to Vanessa. And Blair with that older man? eww... well gtg. laterz! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2008

    Holly

    Because I'm Worth it is the fourth book in the Gossip Girl Series and it is full of drama as promised. The characters are still the same, Blair, Serena, Nate, Jenny, and Dan, plus a few more new friends, and each of their individual story lines gets more twisted and drama-filled. It's a very addicting book and once you start reading it, it¿s hard to put down. The author makes you feel like you're really there and you actually know and are involved with everyone's lives. This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. The ways that things are described are so wonderful because you can picture what is going on in your head and you¿re never confused. The author always leaves you hanging and wanting more. As usual, Blair and Serena are the center of everyone¿s gossip and talk. They run with the fact that everyone in the school wants to be like them and be friends with them. Serena still likes to have fun and doesn¿t let anything get in her way of that, while Blair also enjoys to go out and party, she¿s very busy on concentrating to get into Yale her dream college. I would recommend this book to every girl between the ages of fourteen and seventeen who truly enjoy all the girly things life has to offer. This is a great book, therefore deserving a five out of five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2007

    not the best

    this book, in my opinion was the worst of all the gossip girl books. but, keep reading the series don't stop if you didn't like this book because the 5th Gossip Girl is awesome and i think that the rest of the series is too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2007

    This book is soo cool

    Ok so me and my friend T (lol) are reading this book and it is totally awesome. I mean the story line is kinda flimsy but all the drama and stuff in this book is like hi-larious! It's like totally a good book. For example if you like the A-list this is totally a good book to read 2 but I totally love the gossip girls books it's like once you start you can't stop! It's totally h.o.t.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    My Review

    I, Kristen Linder, read 'Because I¿m Worth It,' a Gossip Girl novel. ¿Welcome to New York City¿s Upper East Side, where my friends and I live fabulously, go to school occasionally and play constantly.¿ This is the theme of the book written by Cecily Von Ziegesar. 'Because I¿m Worth' It is narrated by the mysterious ¿Gossip Girl.¿ She posts internet blogs about the secret lives of her rich and no so rich friends that she goes to school with Gossip Girl is very reliable with her ¿information¿ about her closest friends. She knows everything about everyone and lets everyone know through her blogs. Without this narrator this book would not be the same. You wouldn¿t know everyone¿s secrets and it would take away the fun of trying to guess who Gossip Girl really is. Is she really a girl or one of the guys in disguise? Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen are the main characters. Blair and Serena grew up together and are on again- off again best friends. Blair seems to have just about everything a girl could ever want or need and then some ¿ except an admission to Yale University. Serena, on the other hand, has a ¿perfect¿ life. Everything comes easily to her ¿ including getting into Yale. This causes a lot of conflict between the two friends. Then there are their friends. There¿s Nate, who is also Blair¿s ex-boyfriend. He¿s the stoner trying to stay clean so he¿ll get into Brown University. Dan goes to school with Nate and was in love with Vanessa. Both are not rich, trying to fit in with their classmates without losing their own identities. Jenny is Dan¿s younger sister. Jenny is a freshman that looks up to Serena and wants to be just like her. Jenny¿s thrilled when Serena helps her with a modeling career. This fourth novel of the Gossip Girl Series is exciting and keeps you in suspense. The blog entries keep you wondering who Gossip Girl really is and what is going to happen next in the lives of all these fictional characters. The author stays true to herself, following the guidelines of the previous novels. It keeps you intrigued and transports you into the lives of the ¿higher class.¿ You see that even though most of the characters are spoiled, they still have problems and get stressed like working class people do. I highly recommend this book to teen girls. Even mothers would get a kick out of this book, as it gives then and idea of what the younger generation is capable of doing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2006

    luvinnn it

    I loved it! Dan and vanessa are boring, I skip parts about them lol. I love Serena! Blair's a spoiled b!tch. And her life isn't totally messed up. She's a spoiled kid in NY. Everyone has their problems. And nate's a horn dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2005

    GREAT BOOKS!

    these books are amazing! glamorous lives of upper east side nyc chics.. what more could you want? fashion, romance, fights & everything you want.. they got! except i found it kind of boring reading about dan and vanessa. . .they're too .. 'WEIRD' well i lovee these books other than that! and recommend GOSSIP GIRL to everyone! 3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2005

    Truly Amazing

    Cecily did an outstanding job! I could almost see all those images in my mind. It was a great read, and I couldn't put it down. I spent a whole day straight reading that book. It was the best! I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2004

    I Love this BOok

    This book is amazing, whenever I read Gossip Girl books I can't put them down. This one is definetly my favorite, EVERYONE should read it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2004

    AMAZING

    Because I'm worth it is even better then the first 3! I love the gossip girl series and i cannot wait to read the rest. The books suck you in. I would recomment this to all teenage girls. ITS A GREAT BOOK... id give it 27423987401 stars!

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